Academic Grants


The Academic Grant program gives researchers publishing a paper up to a three-month subscription. With this grant, you can implement your strategy and generate public source code that anyone can use to reproduce your results with our open-source platform on a uniform dataset. You can use the grant to create a Team organization with multiple members collaborating on the research.

Apply for Grants

To be eligible for this grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a member of an academic or corporate institution with a track record of published papers in peer-reviewed journals of the quantitative finance field.
  2. You must prove that you are a member of the institution as a professor, researcher, or student.
  3. You must be actively doing research with the goal of writing a research paper.

Your research should be achievable using the QuantConnect platform and data. For example, we don't currently accept research on bonds, stock warrants, and non-US stocks. You can only use external data sources from official government websites, like FRED, or data vendors with a good track record. To view the dataset currently available on QuantConnect, see the Dataset Market.

To apply for a grant, submit your research proposal based on a draft paper or thesis to be published to, along with details of your academic program or corporate research program.

Republishing Permission

By accepting a grant, you agree to share your research with a write-up, including the code, with the QuantConnect Research forum. If applicable, your strategy may be deployed as an example (with full credit given) on the Explorer page.

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