AWS Research Credits Program

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AWS Cloud Credit for Research program at Yale is overseen by the Yale Center for Research Computing. This three year program (currently in its second year) is aimed at supporting projects that seek to build a cloud-hosted service, software, or tools and/or seek to migrate a research process or open data to the cloud. Up to ten projects are selected each year and granted $5,000-$10,000 in cloud credits to be used towards AWS cloud services. Potential use cases include: Moving pipelines or other workloads from the Yale HPC clusters to AWS, Proof of Concept, Workshop or Tutorial, etc.


All Yale faculty, postdocs and graduate students who have not been previously awarded AWS credits under this program are eligible to apply. Postdocs and graduate students will need sponsorship from their faculty advisor.

Application Process

To be considered for AWS credits award, please submit the application, accompanied by the project description, timeline, and its estimated budget.  Details of the application process can be found on the here. Application is hosted on the InfoReady platform and open for submissions between November 5th and December 10th 2021.

Selection Process

Applications will be voted on by the Members of the YCRC Steering Committee - a multidisciplinary group of Yale faculty, administrators, and YCRC program management staff. Projects will be awarded based on their novel use of AWS cloud services for the research, timeliness of the work, and their overall quality. The identity of the applicants will be kept confidential throughout the selection process. Successful applicants will be announced by February 2022.

Training and support for the award winners

Researchers will be offered free credits towards purchasing AWS online training as well as access to instructor-led sessions covering how best to utilize various AWS services for different projects. The AWS Technical Account Manager will be available to assist with any aspect of the project throughout the twelve month award period, except for the implementation.

For any further question about the program and the application process, please contact

To learn more and to APPLY, click HERE