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AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI)

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Funding Source:

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Deadline Date:

12/31/21

Description:

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In-kind grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and private entities, research institutions, and research consortia to support research projects related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases. Funding is intended to accelerate innovation, research, and development to speed the understanding and detection of COVID-19 and other innovative solutions in four areas to mitigate current and future infectious disease outbreaks. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering AWS Promotional Credits and technical expertise to support the use of AWS services for projects by selected institutions and companies in four program areas: early disease detection, diagnostics, prognosis, and public health genomics.

  • Early Disease Detection: The ability to forecast an outbreak can have a tremendous impact on the preparedness and response of communities, businesses, and governments globally. Building on the vision of DDI to support customers’ development of diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks, early disease detection means early warning to help reduce or contain an outbreak. Eligible projects can include early warning systems, connected medical devices (stethoscope, ECG, pulse ox, etc.), wearables, or medical Internet of Things (IoT) to identify or detect pre-diagnostic factors (body temperature, activity, human and animal population density) associated with infectious cases or potential outbreak sites.
  • Diagnostics: By making diagnostic testing widely available via a variety of different methodologies, AWS is looking to support efforts that can potentially predict and prevent future outbreaks while at the same time adding new tools available in the fight against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. AWS will support innovation in rapid and accurate diagnostic testing with an emphasis on point-of-care, in-home, or in the field diagnostics. Eligible projects can include molecular (nucleic acid, antibody, or antigen) tests, in addition to imaging diagnostics (MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, X-Ray), connected medical devices, wearables, medical IoT, or predictive analytic tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
  • Prognosis: In addition to a yes/no diagnosis, it is important to develop a better understanding of a disease’s severity level or have the ability to project progression. This will not only provide doctors and clinicians more information to determine their next course of action, but also help future diagnoses that include information on expected progression or severity of outcomes for a patient. Eligible projects can include assessment or analyses of molecular factors (genetic, inflammatory, or metabolic landscape), health co-morbidities, or ethnic, demographic, or socioeconomic factors to guide patient treatment courses and improve patient outcomes.
  • Public Health Genomics: SARS-CoV-2 continues to mutate, potentially augmenting its infectivity, transmissibility, and virulence. Such genomic changes have critical implications for pandemic management and response. Even though genomic surveillance is not by itself a diagnostic product, nearly any product using molecular methods for COVID-19 diagnosis relies on current and comprehensive understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 genome. AWS will support the genomics community to facilitate the collection and sharing of viral genomic data in this crucial time. In order to democratize access to this type of information, applicants are required to submit SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequence data to an open data repository such as PubSeq, NCBI SRA, the European Nucleotide Archive, or the DNA Database of Japan. Eligible projects can include viral genomes sequencing, viral genomic surveillance, and sequences made available on open data repositories.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188595

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$20,000,000

Term of Contract:

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) is a two-year commitment.

AWS will issue DDI credits with an expiration date of 12 months from when it is redeemed into the AWS account. Requests for expiration dates beyond this period will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is open to accredited research institutions, research consortia, non-profit, and private entities that are current or future AWS customers. Individuals who submit an application must apply on behalf of their organization and not in their personal capacity. AWS Partner Network members are also eligible for this program.

Pre-Application Information:

AWS will accept applications through December 31, 2021, with priority consideration given to applications received before July 31, 2021.

AWS evaluates proposals on a monthly basis, and provides decisions via email to all applicants; AWS will communicate decisions to individual applicants within approximately 45 business days of application submission.

DDI Program Support:
- AWS Promotional Credits: Selected DDI program recipients will be eligible to receive AWS Promotional Credits, which AWS will automatically apply to your AWS account to support your AWS service usage in support of your project. Credits help customers reduce or eliminate the cost to use AWS services. AWS Promotional Credit is subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms and Conditions https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/.
- Technical Expertise: DDI program recipients can apply to receive technical expertise via AWS Professional Services (ProServe) https://aws.amazon.com/professional-services/. ProServe works together with program recipients to provide assistance through a collection of offerings to help customers achieve specific outcomes related to enterprise cloud adoption.

Applicants do not have to be an AWS customer at the time of application submission. Applicants will need to create an AWS account if they are accepted into the DDI program because the program benefits include AWS Promotional Credits and AWS technical expertise.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://pages.awscloud.com/GLOBAL_WWPS_LA_addi_20210330-Phase2-Registration.html

Amazon Web Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 81226
Seattle, WA 98108-1226

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