Apply for a Windows Azure for Research Award
We’re offering grants of Windows Azure to university and non-profit research labs.
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Microsoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Windows Azure in research. We welcome research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity. Qualified applicants must be affiliated with a university or non-profit research organization. In addition to individual investigator projects, we are interested in projects that will support access to services and data of value to a collaboration or community. Winning proposals will be awarded allocations of Windows Azure storage and compute resources for a period of one year. The size of the allocations will be suitable for substantial research project.

We will periodically announce additional special-opportunity RFPs on specific cloud research topics. See for additional information.

The proposals should not exceed three pages in length. Proposals should include resource requirement estimates (number of core, storage requirements, and so forth) for your project.

Proposals will be evaluated every other month beginning Oct 15, 2013. Awards will be announced within two weeks. For additional information, send email to Fill in the fields below and upload a proposal.

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