Windows Research Award From Microsoft Research Attempts To Draw Research Community To Azure

Microsoft Research is attempting to lure researchers and scientists to use the Windows Azure platform to analyze data on its cloud platform by granting winners of its Windows Azure Research Award “large allocations of Windows Azure storage and compute resources for a period of one year.” To qualify, applicants need to be affiliated with a university or non-profit research laboratory. Proposals from any academic discipline are welcome, although the proposal submission site specifies an interest in granting awards to projects that render data more widely available to a community or collaborative group. The first deadline for proposals is October 15, 2013. Microsoft expects to announce the first batch of winners by the beginning of November.

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