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Of Current Interest

Counseling Advice Period

Counseling advice on Phase I Application submissions for the
May 1, 2016 deadline will take place only between
January 1 and February 15. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their ideas for grants in the form of a single-page concept paper. For a complete list of the Foundation’s concept paper guidelines and process and important dates and deadlines:

Grant Cycle Timeline

Concept Paper Guidelines


Upcoming Deadline - By Invitation ONLY

Once invited to submit a Phase II Proposal, hard copy submissions for the June 2016 grant cycle should be received no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:30pm (PT).  Deadlines are based on Pacific Time.  Requests must be received in hard copy form at the Foundation by 4:30pm (PT) in order to be considered.  Phase II Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.  We appreciate early submissions.

Phase II Proposal instructions and forms required for the February 16, 2016 submittal can be found under the following links:

Research Program Phase II Information

Undergraduate Education Program Phase II Information

Southern California Program Phase II Information

Annual Report

60 Years (1954 - 2014)

In celebration of the W. M. Keck Foundation's 60th anniversary, we reflect on the growth of our grantmaking through six decades of furthering our founder's mission: to provide far-reaching benefits to humanity by funding high-risk, high-impact scientific endeavors.

Our Mission

Far-Reaching Benefits

The W. M. Keck Foundation seeks to generate far-reaching benefits for humanity by supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medicine, and organizations that enrich the lives of children, youth and families.

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