Google Cloud Research Innovators program

Join a global community of researchers driving scientific breakthroughs with Google Cloud

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Take part in the Google Cloud Research Innovators program, our inaugural cohort of world renowned experts, to collaborate across various scientific domains, create real-world solutions, get involved in open source projects, access technical documentation, and receive expanded support from Google — including exclusive access to programs and technical resources.

Why join?

As a research innovator, you’ll get access to Google experts and support from peers to build real-world solutions and theoretical models collaboratively. You’ll receive additional Google Cloud academic research credits, marketing support, speaking opportunities, free admission to Google conferences, and more.

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    Expand network and exposure

    • Meet other distinguished researchers
    • Collaborate on real-world solutions
    • Get invitations to speak at industry events
    • Receive letters of support
    • Gain PR & media exposure, if applicable
    • Be possibly featured in videos, case studies, blog posts, and other research resources

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    Build professional development

    • Access special training days at events like Google I/O, NEXT, and Cloud Summits
    • Drop in monthly office hours
    • Receive additional Google Cloud academic research credits

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    Get exclusive access

    • Get early access to new product features
    • Attend Google Cloud events and summits
    • Receive support from Google developers
    • Get program swag and gear
    • Earn an expert badge

Applications for the 2021 school year are now closed.

If you're currently working on research, apply to our Google Cloud Research Credits program.

Get Started

Google Cloud Research Innovators program details

Upon acceptance into the Research Innovators program, you'll receive a welcome letter, a Getting Started guide, a digital badge, and other resources to help you collaborate with the group. An active community that reaches others in a multitude of ways beyond the program tend to be the most successful.

Disclaimer for government officials:
Google is pleased to provide educational institutions whose members participate in the Research Innovators program with attendance at related events and things of value at no cost where appropriate under applicable laws. Google may be required to report things of value provided to government officials, seek approval from your institution, or invoice you to avoid making an impermissible gift. Please contact if you have any questions, or if you’d like to reimburse Google for anything provided.

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