About the 2016 Microsoft Research Grant For Public Health With Free Cloud Computing Resources
Applications are currently being accepted for the Microsoft Research Grant For Public Health. The Microsoft Azure for Research program is offering free cloud computing resources to researchers working toward developing a better understanding of matters affecting public health.
Scientists in many areas of research are affected by the growing need to better understand health issues that affect the world’s population. Whether they’re studying emerging infection diseases like the Zika virus, or chronic illnesses such as asthma and hypertension, scientists work with massive amounts of data and must push the limits of computer technology. Resolving health-related humanitarian crises as well as smaller-scale problems requires innovation on all fronts, including computer science. The Microsoft Azure Public Health Research Award aims to support researchers who are able to find applications for their work in this area.
Projects that work toward developing a better understanding of the prevention, spread, effect, and cure of diseases will be considered, as well as those that seek to better predict outbreaks of disease and other public health concerns. Qualifying proposals will be awarded allocations of Microsoft Azure compute and storage resources.
What it is
The Microsoft Azure for Research program is offering free cloud computing resources to researchers working toward developing a better understanding of matters affecting public health.
To qualify for our awards program, applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution. In addition to individual investigator projects, we are interested in projects that will support access to services and data of value to researchers and those in disciplines concerned with public health.
Submit your Proposal
- Review the application instructions below.
- Use the online application form
(include “Azure Machine Learning” first in the title)
- Submit before August 15, 2016
Researchers can apply for the Microsoft Azure Award for Public Health Research cloud computing resources by providing a simple proposal that states the project’s intent and an outline for how your project will use the resources. Please note the following application requirements:
- Length: Your proposal should be no longer than three pages.
- Title: Your proposal title must begin with “Public Health” to ensure that your proposal is considered for this award.
- Submission: Submit your proposal via the online application form.
- Deadlines: Proposals can be submitted throughout the calendar year and are due on the fifteenth of even-numbered months. Proposals are reviewed and award recipients are notified within four to eight weeks.
If you have questions about the award program or the application process not answered in the FAQ, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.