Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

Microsoft Azure for Research Award - upcoming deadline

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Amount: Credits to use Azure, the research grants do not include direct monetary or cash awards.


Microsoft Azure welcomes proposals from researchers in any discipline, and are looking for projects that can take advantage of the cloud to help accelerate their work. Microsoft Azure provides an open, flexible, global platform that supports multiple programming languages, tools, and frameworks including: Linux, Python, Java, Hadoop, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. It offers easy-to-use capabilities for using Hadoop and Spark (HDInsight), Azure Machine Learning, IoT Hub, and stream analytics platforms. Especially interested in research proposals that utilize multiple Azure services (ie. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Data Analytics, Cortana Analytics Services, HPC, etc) as part of their investigation or solution.


  • Faculty, researchers, and graduate students are qualified to submit proposals for Azure awards for research projects. Masters and undergraduate students require a faculty project supervisor to submit their proposal.
  • Will receive a decision within four weeks, proposals are considered in even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, and December)
  • View previous successful application here
  • Note: Azure has not been verified by Emory's HIPAA steering committee or security review and cannot be used to store ePHI, consider AWS options for ePHI

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