Cloud Computing

Various free cloud resources are available to students and faculty. Below is some information from GCP, Amazon, and Azure.

GCP

GCP offers free cloud credits with two programs:

Research Credits - up to $5,000

  • Best used for Individual research projects.
  • Requires a researcher to complete an application (30 minutes). An application is reviewed within 2-6 weeks.
  • Once issued, credits must be redeemed within 60 days and expire within twelve months. 
  • To learn more about this program, please visit the Google Cloud Research Credits page and FAQ.

Teaching and Learning Coupons - $100 per faculty member and $50 per student

  • Best used for instructor-led classes.
  • Requires an application process (30 minutes). An application is reviewed within 2 weeks.
  • A faculty member may apply for multiple courses.
  • To learn more about this program, please visit Google Credits for your Students page and FAQ.

AWS

AWS Offers various free cloud credits for students, faculty, and researchers.

AWS Educate - $250 per faculty member and $100 per student (renewed annually)

  • Faculty and Students can get their own AWS accounts by signing up with their own @princeton.edu email address and supply credit card information as part of the setup process.
  • Best used for individual small-scale research.
    To learn more about this program, please visit the Amazon Educate page and FAQ.

AWS Educate Account for Classroom - $250 per faculty member and $100 per student (renewed annually)

  • Best used for instructor-led classes.
  • Students enroll into a faculty account, and faculty receive credits to be used by the students in the class.
  • To learn more about this program, please visit AWS Educate for Classroom page and FAQ

AWS Academy - Provides curated content developed by AWS

  • Faculty members can integrate modules or become certified to deliver an entire AWS designed course.
  • To learn more about this program, please visit the AWS Academy page.
  • Researcher-specific programs - grant amounts between $5,000 and $60,000.
    • Best used for individual research projects.
    • Typically, a 12-month program, but exceptions could be made if appropriate.
    • Requires an application process. Applications are reviewed quarterly.

To learn more about this program, please visit the AWS Cloud Credits for Research page and FAQ.

Azure

Azure offers free cloud resources for students

  • Azure for Students - $100 per student
  • Best used for individual small-scale research
  • To learn more about this program, please visit the Azure for Students page and FAQ