Amazon Research Awards (ARA)

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As the Amazon Research Awards (ARA) program continues to expand in scope, so does our call for proposals list. To that end, starting September 21, we will open the fall 2023 call for proposals related to 6 research areas. The full list, with links to additional details, is below.

Proposals will be reviewed for the quality of their scientific content, creativity, and their potential for impact at scale. Proposals related to theory, practice, and novel new techniques are all welcome.
This edition of the call for proposals reflects Amazon's ongoing efforts to collaborate with researchers in a variety of areas.

ARA provides grant recipients unrestricted funds and AWS promotional credits. Funded projects are assigned an Amazon research contact, and recipients also receive training resources, including AWS tutorials and hands-on sessions with Amazon scientists and engineers.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 13, 2023 (was Nov. 1).

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an ARA Program award (“Award”), the Principal Investigator must be (1) either a full-time faculty member at an accredited academic institution or a permanent researcher at a non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in their respective country (equivalent to 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code) and (2) at or above the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of application. Each Principal Investigator is permitted to submit only one proposal to the ARA Program per call for proposal period.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

November 13, 2023