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Earth on AWS Call for Proposals

Broadly, the AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program supports researchers who seek to:

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

For this specific Call for Proposals, we are looking for applications related to the usage of Earth on AWS datasets.

Application Process

AWS will evaluate academic research support proposals from researchers at accredited institutions throughout the year. Awarded amounts will vary depending on the research proposal and usage requirements documented in the proposal, and will be in the form of credits applicable to AWS services. EC2 usage supported by credits will be for on-demand and Spot Instances only.

Decisions are typically communicated 30 days following submission. Note that decisions are sent from “aws-research-credits [AT]” and sometimes get routed to spam.

If you are awarded Research Credits for free usage of AWS, the credits will be good for the earlier of 1 year or until the credits have been fully utilized. Please make sure to account for the duration of the credits in your project timeline, as the end date cannot be extended and credits will expire if unused.

Cloud Credits for Research

For guidance on how to complete this application, please see our FAQ page