Researcher training and benefits

Advance your research with resources for Google Cloud

Make tomorrow’s research breakthroughs possible. Explore training benefits and resources to unlock Google Cloud’s powerful tools for your projects.

Research credits

Receive Google Cloud Platform credits

Conduct large-scale analyses and transform research data into valuable insights. Submit a proposal to receive up to $5,000 in Google Cloud credits for academic research.

Course materials

Discover on-demand courses and interactive labs

As a researcher, you get access to the Google Cloud catalog in Qwiklabs for hands-on practice. You also receive up to 200 Qwiklabs credits (each lab costs 0-15 credits). You can also create a Qwiklabs share group to share credits with students and track lab completion.


Deepen your Cloud expertise with certifications

Get certified to grow your cloud skills and further advance your research.


Cloud Architect

With a thorough understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud, the Professional Cloud Architect can design, develop, and manage solutions to drive business objectives.

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Data Engineer

A Data Engineer designs, builds, operationalizes, secures, and monitors data processing systems. This enables better data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming, and publishing data.

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  • What are the eligibility requirements for the GCP research credits program?

    Applicant must be a faculty researcher or PhD candidate at a regionally accredited academic institution in the United States, or degree granting institution in one of the following countries:

    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Canada
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
    • United States

    We do not support for-profit institutions. We hope to expand to other geographies.

  • What can Google Cloud Platform credits awarded through this program be used for?

    GCP credits can be used for most computing services on Google Cloud Platform such as storage, compute, and data analysis. The credits can not be used for Maps Platform products. Credits may not be used for Google Cloud support packages. Credits must only be used for research described in the proposal section of your application.

    Limitations: GCP credits may not be used to engage in mining cryptocurrency. Please note that credits are awarded at Google's discretion. Google reserves the right to not grant credit awards, revoke credit awards, and to change the qualifying criteria at any time.

  • How do I apply for the GCP research credits program?

    Academic researchers can apply using our online application form.

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