World Community Grid Call for Research Proposals

Submit a Proposal 
World Community Grid invites public and not-for-profit organizations to apply to use its powerful grid technology at no cost for projects that benefit humanity. Grid technology enables researchers to access tremendous amounts of power, exceeding that of several supercomputers, to run complex computations and to accelerate the pace of their research. Research results must be made available to the global research community and will be made available on World Community Grid’s web site.

Research We Support
World Community Grid supports research that is:
Focused on solving problems to benefit humanity;
Conducted by public or nonprofit organizations;
Contributed to the public domain; and
Accelerated by grid computing technology.
Research projects that benefit from grid technology are those that perform computations that require millions of computer processing units (CPUs) and that can be divided into smaller independent computations.

Examples of potential fields of study include:
New and existing infectious disease research – development of treatments for HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), etc.
Genomics and disease – functions of proteins that are coded by human genes and how they might relate to cures for common diseases
Environmental research – meteorology and severe weather warning, pollution, remediation, climate modeling, and others
Natural disasters and hunger – earthquake warning, information on improving crop yields and livestock production, and evaluation of the supply of critical natural resources such as water
World Community Grid’s Advisory Board, composed of prominent philanthropists, scientists and officials from leading public and private organizations, reviews proposals to identify those with the best potential to benefit from World Community Grid’s technology and make important progress on humanitarian goals.

How to Submit a Proposal
For more information, including the proposal process, technical requirements, and selection criteria, please review our Request For Proposals (pdf).

To submit a project for consideration, please download and complete the RFP Proposal Application (doc) and return to RFP Proposal Application (doc).