Apply for Google Cloud research credits

Google Cloud research credits can advance your research by giving you access to computing power that will make the next big thing possible. We look forward to supporting the next big breakthrough.

Program overview

Academic Research Grants
Eligibility for research grants is limited to faculty and PhD students from accredited higher education institutions in approved countries. Review program FAQs to learn more.

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By submitting this form, you, on behalf of yourself (“You”) agree to these terms and conditions:

The credit is valid for Google Cloud Platform products and is subject to Your acceptance of the applicable Google Cloud Platform License Agreement and any other applicable terms of service.

The credit is non-transferable and may not be sold or bartered. Credit awards must be activated within 60 days of the project start date indicated in the application form. Credit awards expire 365 days from the coupon redemption date, or when the credit amount has been fully used, whichever comes first. The credit may be issued in increments as You use the credit over the period of time during which the credit is valid. The credits do not have commercial value and may not be used for commercial purposes.

Offer void where prohibited by law. If you are faculty at Your educational institution, You represent that You are accepting the promotional credit on behalf of Your educational institution and the credit can only be used on behalf of the educational entity in connection with the project described in this application form and not for Your personal use. If you are a PhD student at Your educational institution, You represent that the credit will only be used in connection with the project described in this application form and in Your capacity as a PhD student at Your educational institution. Credit cannot be used for Your personal use.

(i) You are authorized to accept this credit; (ii) the credit is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations, including relevant ethics rules and laws; and (iii) the provision of credits will not negatively impact Google's current or future ability to do business with such educational entity.

By submitting this form, you, on behalf of yourself (“You”) agree to these terms and conditions:

The credit is valid for Google Cloud Platform products and is subject to Your acceptance of the applicable Google Cloud Platform License Agreement and any other applicable terms of service.

The credit is non-transferable and may not be sold or bartered. Credit awards must be activated within 60 days of the project start date indicated in the application form. Credit awards expire 365 days from the coupon redemption date, or when the credit amount has been fully used, whichever comes first. The credit may be issued in increments as You use the credit over the period of time during which the credit is valid. The credits do not have commercial value and may not be used for commercial purposes.

Offer void where prohibited by law. If you are faculty at Your educational institution, You represent that You are accepting the promotional credit on behalf of Your educational institution and the credit can only be used on behalf of the educational entity in connection with the project described in this application form and not for Your personal use. If you are a PhD student at Your educational institution, You represent that the credit will only be used in connection with the project described in this application form and in Your capacity as a PhD student at Your educational institution. Credit cannot be used for Your personal use.

(i) You are authorized to accept this credit; (ii) the credit is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations, including relevant ethics rules and laws; and (iii) the provision of credits will not negatively impact Google's current or future ability to do business with such educational entity.

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