Using Research Grant Funding for Cloud Services

Guidelines for using research grant funding to pay for cloud computing & services

Cloud computing (AWS, Azure or GCP) through UW contracts can be funded by research grant funds using a DoIT Number, similar to other IT expenditures  (DoIT Numbers - Overview)

Customers are responsible for ensuring that any grant funds used to pay for public cloud services  is done in accordance with Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) policy and federal requirements (2 CFR 200 Subpart E).   Basic guidance on allowable direct costs can be found here.    It is recommended that any customers with questions about using a grant to pay for cloud computing contact RSP for guidance.  


If you have any questions, please Contact the Public Cloud Team

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