Google Cloud Platform

UBC is working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to make the commercial cloud more accessible to the UBC research community. If you are interested in leveraging GCP for your research, get started with one of the following opportunities.

When you are awarded by the below opportunities, you can redeem the credits by following the instructions found here.

If you have any questions regarding GCP or any of the opportunities, contact

Grants and Credits

Research Credits

Google will provide up to $5000 in credits for the use of Google Cloud services to faculty, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at UBC. Application can be submitted here.

Research Innovators Program

Researchers can apply to the program here. Successful applicants will get access to Google experts, technical resources, additional Google Cloud credits, speaking opportunities, training and more.

TPU Research Cloud

Researchers accepted into the TPU Research Cloud (TRC) program will have access to Cloud Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) at no charge and can leverage a variety of frameworks including TensorFlow, PyTorch, Julia and JAX to accelerate the next wave of open research breakthroughs. For more information and to apply for access click here.


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