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The AWS Research Initiative (ARI) brings Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) together, with AWS providing AWS Cloud Services through provision of AWS Promotional Credits, to NSF grant applicants to leverage Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA).

Under the AWS Research Initiative program, AWS and NSF will respectively support ground-breaking research in the field of Big Data. With the advancements of techniques and technologies such as cloud-based Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data analytics and High-Performance Computing (HPC), ARI BIGDATA grants will help researchers maximize the value of their NSF grants to accelerate the pace of innovation.

National Science Foundation

“In today's era of data-driven science and engineering, we are pleased to work with the AWS Research Initiative via the NSF BIGDATA program, to provide cloud resources for our Nation’s researchers to foster and accelerate discovery and innovation."---Dr. Jim Kurose, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE), National Science Foundation (NSF)

Who Qualifies: Researchers in universities and colleges, nonprofits, non-academic organizations, and state and local government. See details here

How to Apply for ARI BIGDATA Grants with NSF: Requests for AWS cloud credits must adhere to a 70-30 split in funding between the requested NSF funds and the requested cloud services, respectively. See details here

Contact Sanjay Padhi, Ph.D., AWS Representative to the NSF, using the Contact Us Form below.