Cloud Credit Program

We were officially awarded funding by the Student Technology Fund (STF) for a cloud credit program. The goal of this program is to fund student research and projects that can be boosted with cloud technologies, as well as offer a safe place for students to begin experimenting with what the cloud has to offer.

1. Become a member of Research Computing Club

To join first, join our Mailing List, and our Slack team

All members are required to attend 1 RCC event per year, to meet the requirement for being an active member, and to retain access to the RCC resources such as Hyak or the Cloud Credit Program. Check the calendar for upcoming events. We host 1 general body meeting per quarter, and a number of training events, workshops, talks, mentorship and outreach opportunities throughout the year.

The club constitution may be found here

2. Read Through Governance Document

Before getting started, please read through the Cloud Credit Program Governance Document

3. Apply!

Students may submit their applications here

4. Wait for Approval

Application Review — Applications for credits under $500 will be approved ASAP without review; and those over $500 will be reviewed by the Cloud Committee (Chintan Pathak (, and UW Director of Cloud and Data Solutions Rob Fatland ( It may take up to a week from the application submission date to hear back with a decision.

Duration of credits –The credit funded can be used from the day of acceptance until the last day of the next quarter or July (whichever happens first) or until otherwise noted.

Upon acceptance, all users are required to attend an onboarding session with a member of the cloud committee, or a quarterly training session to ensure the proper utilization of the resource. Check the calendar for upcoming events