Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/8/2024

Amazon Research Awards (ARA)

The awards program offers unrestricted funds and AWS Promotional Credits to support research at academic institutions and non-profit organizations in areas that align with our mission to advance customer-obsessed science.

Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to the principal investigator's academic institution or organization and as such, Amazon retains no intellectual property rights to the resulting work. Recipients are encouraged to publish outcomes and commit related code to open-source repositories. Recipients are assigned an Amazon research contact who offers consultation and advice along with opportunities to participate in Amazon events and training sessions.


The deadline for submissions is May 7, 2024.

Areas of Interest
  • AI for Information Security: Advancing possible solutions for some of the most challenging problems in information security.
  • Sustainability: Addressing the challenges associated with generating consistent, transparent, and accurate carbon measurements.
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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