Scientific research has become increasingly complex, and technological advancements are continuously transforming the research process. Oracle for Research, a unique program, offers support to scientific researchers to help them navigate this complex landscape and simplify the research process. The program is open for applications, and in this blog, we will discuss its benefits, eligibility criteria, and application process.
The Oracle for Research Fellows Program offers several benefits to the researchers accepted into the program. These benefits include:
- Direct research funding: Fellows receive significant research funding to advance outstanding research projects across multiple disciplines.
- Access to a full suite of Oracle Cloud offerings: Fellows have access to the latest computing resources that can significantly accelerate their work and enable faster discovery.
- Project promotion: Fellows receive PR and marketing support from Oracle to create visibility for their project at the time of the award, throughout the project, and following the publication of their research results.
- Complimentary technical advice and collaboration: Fellows enjoy complimentary support from their solutions architects at the time of their award, throughout the project, and following the publication of their research.
- Other benefits: Fellows also receive PR and marketing support from Oracle, a supported Oracle for Research webinar to share their project, marketing support to attend and present their work at one research conference within two years of the award date, semi-annual on-campus visits by at least one member of the Oracle for Research team to offer opportunities for collaboration, technical advising, or campus workshops to advance the project, and one in-person celebration event for Research Fellows to meet and network with each other, incoming Research Fellows, and Oracle experts and team members.
The application process for the Oracle for Research Fellows Program includes the following steps:
- Application period: The application period lasts for 4-6 weeks.
- Review process: Applications are submitted for internal review by the selection committee and panel members, and this process takes around 4-5 weeks.
- Winners are selected: The researchers accepted into the Oracle for Research Fellows Program are notified, and this process takes around 2 weeks.
- Winners receive their onboarding package: Fellows receive detailed documentation outlining all expectations before funding is disbursed, and this process takes around 1 week.
- Winners are publicly announced: The new fellows’ cohort is announced publicly via several promotional channels, including social media, blogs, and PR promotion, and this process takes around 2 weeks. You can apply via Official oracle Website
To be eligible to apply for the Oracle for Research Fellows Program, researchers must meet the following criteria:
- Affiliated with an accredited academic higher education institution or nonprofit research organization in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, or Australia.
- Located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, or Australia.
- For academic researchers, in a tenure-track/career path leading to a permanent role at the level of Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Research Assistant (or equivalent) or higher.
- For non-academic researchers, in the role of principal investigator or research director.
- Have the authority to direct Ph.D., students, postdocs, or other junior researchers.
- Proposed projects must have a computational component that will utilize, and benefit from, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
The Oracle for Research Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity for scientific researchers to receive significant research funding, access to the latest computing resources, and PR and marketing support from Oracle. To apply, researchers must meet the eligibility criteria and follow the application process. This program is an excellent opportunity for researchers to advance their outstanding research projects and accelerate their work to reach scientific results and conclusions faster.