The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation. Keck seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in a field. Funding requests are for $1,000,000 in direct costs over three years. Indirect costs are not supported. Larger budget requests and award extensions are not allowed.
If you would like to submit an initial project idea, please complete and submit a one-page concept paper using the template attached viaInfoready. The deadline to submit concept papers is Friday, June 19, 2020 (this is the first of three steps needed for an award decision in June 2021). The process is highly competitive, and after the initial concept papers stage, the foundation receives ~150 Phase 1 proposals and ultimately funds 8-10 projects.
To learn more about the W. M. Keck Foundation and their current funding interests and past grant abstracts, please visit theirwebsite. You can also review the W. M. Keck Foundation’sFAQandGrantee Responsibilitysections for additional information.
If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Lynn Wong or Gwen Allouch with the Office of Advancement.