Google Cloud Platform: COVID-19 Research Credits Program — $ in Accordance with Research Requirement — Rolling Due Dates

Sun, Oct 31, 2021 (All day)
Request for Proposals
Life Sciences
Natural Sciences
Various Research Areas


Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP) team has partnered with the Harvard Global Health Institute to fund companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions working on COVID-19 research. Researchers in approved countries are eligible to apply for COVID-19 related research credits.

Fields of Research:

GCP will be funding COVID-19 related research projects for potential treatments, techniques and datasets, and working with the Harvard Global Health Institute to prioritize grant recipients based on the project impact on public health.

Preference will be given to projects that plan to make their datasets publicly available and referenceable.

Unlike academic research seed grants, COVID-19 research grants are designed to fund urgent public health related projects in-full. COVID-19 research grants are valid for 90 days only.


Applicants must be verifiable researchers from a commercial, nonprofit, government or academic research institution. The institution must be based in a country where GCP credits are approved, of which the United States is one.

Assistance with Application: The Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations team is available to assist faculty with proposal development and submission.  We welcome the opportunity to work with you - please call me at x8, 9944 if you would like assistance.


  • Research credits are meant to fully fund COVID-19 related research in accordance with the proposal submitted. Please expect that higher credit requests may require further follow-up.
  • GCP has deployed a pricing calculator to help you estimate your expected costs.


  • Applicants should submit a proposal online here detailing what contribution their research is expected to make, how the research domain will benefit from the work, project timeline and a budget overview of how the proposed funding will be used.
  • Proposals should include, but not be limited to, the following:
    • Background and Specific Aims: Briefly describe the research problem to be addressed and the context. List specific aims, hypothesis, and rationale.
    • Project Approach: Briefly outline how the work will be carried out and which Google Cloud Platform tools will be used to accomplish this.
    • Project Timeline: Summarize anticipated project outcomes and proposed timeline.
  • Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified up to 1-week after submission.
  • Proposals are limited to 500 words, not including references.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.

NOTE: If you have a current GCP account through Princeton, the Terms of Service negotiated between the institution and Google will continue to apply, as before. If you do not have a pre-existing GCP account through Princeton, you must create a new account to access GCP services and the Terms of Service you must click-to-accept as part of the application process govern your use of GCP. If you have questions about this please contact me at 8, 9944 or

For any additional questions, please contact

NOTE: This is an unrestricted corporate gift.

Due Dates:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Google expects that the majority of reviews will be completed within 1-2 weeks, but if follow-up questions are required, then this may be extended.

Categories: Open Call RFPs, COVID-19