This past week Microsoft Research launched a new program Azure For Research – to help facilitate and accelerate scientific research by enabling researchers to utilize Windows Azure to help with their scientific challenges.  Our team of researchers and scientists look forward to working and collaborating with scientists on their data and compute challenges.

Windows Azure Research Award Program

Windows AzureMicrosoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Windows Azure in research. We welcome research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity. To qualify, applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution or non-profit research laboratory. In addition to individual investigator projects, we are interested in projects that will support access to services and data of value to a collaboration or community. Winning proposals will be awarded large allocations of Windows Azure storage and compute resources for a period of one year.