Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

AWS Cloud Credits for Research

Deadline: Quarterly on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

Amount: AWS promotional credits


The Amazon Web Services Cloud Credits for Research Program (formerly AWS Research Grants) supports researchers who seek to:

  1. Build cloud-hosted publicly available science-as-a-service applications, software, or tools to facilitate their future research and the research of their community.
  2. Perform proof of concept or benchmark tests evaluating the efficacy of moving research workloads or open data sets to the cloud.
  3. Train a broader community on the usage of cloud for research workloads via workshops or tutorials.


  • Awarded amounts will vary depending on the research proposal and usage requirements documented in the proposal, and will be in the form of promotional credits applicable to AWS services.
  • Frequently Asked Questions page viewed here.
  • Note: Emory is working with AWS so researchers can work with ePHI on this system

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