With AWS in Education, educators, academic researchers, and students can apply to obtain free usage credits to tap into the on-demand infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services cloud to teach advanced courses, tackle research endeavors, and explore new projects – tasks that previously would have required expensive up-front and ongoing investments in infrastructure.

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AWS in Education will review and support selected research projects with grants that offer free access to most AWS infrastructure services. Often, large research projects require extensive compute power and storage infrastructure to complete. Now, researchers around the world have access to the global computing infrastructure and storage capacity of the AWS cloud. Instead of purchasing a large amount of hardware, researchers can get started by simply opening an AWS account. And, with services like Amazon Elastic MapReduce, much of the heavy lifting of provisioning and configuring Hadoop clusters for data-intensive processing is eliminated.

AWS in Education will evaluate academic research support proposals from active faculty at accredited universities and colleges throughout the year. We will review and award select recipients 4 times a year. Criteria include but are not limited to the uniqueness of the work, application of Amazon Web Services, and the ability to disseminate the work publicly via papers, events, or public relations. Grant amounts will vary depending on the research proposal and usage requirements documented in the proposal. Grants will be in the form of credits applicable to AWS services. EC2 usage within the grants will be for on-demand instances only.

The next deadline for quarterly research grant applications is June 30, 2014.

If you are awarded a Research Grant for free usage of AWS, the grant will be good for 2 years or until the usage credits have been fully utilized in the 2 year research grant time frame. Academic researchers who receive AWS grants may apply for future grants via the same application and review process with eligibility for a maximum of two grant awards in one calendar year. A number of academic researchers around the world have already chosen AWS to support their research including:

Apply for an AWS Research Grant here:

Use this simple monthly calculator to estimate your monthly AWS bill based on various AWS services to be used, and multiply by the expected duration of your project.

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AWS in Education is proud to support selected research projects in machine learning and big data analysis with grants that offer free access to AWS infrastructure services. We are particularly interested in supporting novel applications in the area of distributed data transformation, feature discovery and feature selection, large-scale and/or online classification, regression, recommendation and clustering learning as well as structure discovery. AWS already provides some building blocks for developing these applications ranging from Elastic MapReduce for Hadoop analytics to fast and scalable storage with Amazon DynamoDB.

AWS in Education will evaluate proposals throughout the year and we will review and award select recipients 4 times a year. Criteria include but are not limited to the novelty of the work, application of existing Amazon Web Services, the scalability of the proposed ideas and the ability to disseminate the work publicly via papers, events, or public relations.

The next deadline for quarterly machine learning research grant applications is June 30, 2014.

If you are awarded a ML research grant for free usage of AWS, the grant will be good for 2 years or until the usage credits have been fully utilized in the 2 year research grant time frame. Academic researchers who receive AWS grants may apply for future grants via the same application and review process with eligibility for a maximum of two grant awards in one calendar year.

Apply for an AWS Machine Learning Grant here:

Use this simple monthly calculator to estimate your monthly AWS bill based on various AWS services to be used, and multiply by the expected duration of your project.

4000 Character Limit

The information you provide is subject to the Amazon.com Privacy Notice. Grant recipients will be notified by email. Your participation in the AWS in Education Grant Program is subject to the general Amazon Web Services Customer Agreement and the AWS in Education Grant Program Terms and Conditions.

AWS provides a cost-effective way to teach courses in distributed computing, artificial intelligence, data structures, and other compute and storage-intensive subject matter. In the past, such courses would have required extensive hardware and network infrastructure. Now, it’s merely a matter of providing each student with access to the global computing infrastructure and storage capacity of the AWS cloud.

To assist educators around the world in providing cloud computing instruction, AWS offers Teaching Grants supporting free usage of AWS for students in eligible courses. The grants will provide educators up to $100USD in free usage for each student enrolled in courses with Amazon Web Services as part of the curriculum. If you are an educator from an accredited university with an active AWS user account, apply for a grant by filling out the form below.

If you are awarded a Teaching Grant, each students’ $100 credit will be good for up to 1 year from the time AWS confirms your grant award or until the usage credits have been fully utilized in the 1 year course grant time frame. Only one grant can be awarded to an individual educator per course, but an individual educator may apply for up to two courses running concurrently.

Teaching Grants will enable usage of AWS infrastructure services for coursework and student projects. AWS services supported in the grants include Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon RDS, Amazon SQS, Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Elastic MapReduce. Cluster GPU Instances for Amazon EC2 are only available for grant recipients on a limited basis by written consent of the program administrator.

In addition, a number of educators around the world have already built courseware for AWS concepts, including:

 

Apply for an AWS Teaching Grant here:

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The information you provide is subject to the Amazon.com Privacy Notice. Grant recipients will be notified by email. Your participation in the AWS in Education Grant Program is subject to the general Amazon Web Services Customer Agreement and the AWS in Education Grant Program Terms and Conditions.

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