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Of Current Interest 

Impact Story: Magnetoelectric Sensors

With funding from the W. M. Keck Foundation, Northeastern University’s Nian Sun and colleagues developed devices that provide a new way of measuring neural activity that is not voltage-dependent.  The grant generated an additional, unexpected and very important outcome.

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Impact Story: Mimicking Enzymes, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemists Produce Large, Useful Carbon Rings

A grant made in 2000 to support a Center for Chemical Genomics to use synthetic organic chemistry and high-throughput screening techniques to study biologically significant molecules continues to pay scientific dividends today.

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W. M. Keck Foundation Grantees win Nobel Prizes in Physics & Chemistry 

Congratulations to Keck Foundation grantees, Dr. Andrea Ghez and Dr. Jennifer Doudna on winning the Nobel Prize!

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Annual Reports

2021: Advancing Opportunities

The Foundation continues to look for ways to advance opportunities for medicine, science and our community.  We are pleased to highlight a few of our grantees who are pushing for advancement in a myriad of ways. 


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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Program Guidelines

Southern California Grant Program

Please click on the link below for information on the Southern California Program's new application process and timeline:

Application Process


Research Program: Concept Counseling

The next Concept Counseling period for the Research Program is open from July 1 through August 15.  Counseling calls are scheduled on a first come first served basis; early submissions are highly recommended.

Concept Counseling Guidelines


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