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Counseling Advice Period

Counseling advice on Phase I Application submissions for the May 1, 2020 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

The Research Program’s calendar is fully booked and we are no longer scheduling counseling calls for this session.  Call times go quickly (we are strictly first come, first served) so early submissions are strongly encouraged.  You are still welcome to submit a Phase I application by the May 1 deadline.  Or if you prefer, you may participate in our next counseling session, July 1 – August 15, 2020. 





Annual Reports

2018: Unleashing Potential

This year's annual report is a collection of stories that exemplify the Foundation's goal of unleashing potential at the front end of basic scientific and medical research.


2017: At the Interface

The theme for this year's report is "interface" - the place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other.


2016: Looking in On Nature

The 2016 annual report highlights promising new technologies, instrumentation and methodologies being designed to study the natural world at entirely new levels.

Policy Updates

Undergraduate Education Grantmaking Change

The Foundation no longer accepts Undergraduate Education Program grant applications.  We will continue to support Undergraduate Education through transformative special projects.


Reporting Requirements

In accepting an award from the W.M. Keck Foundation, all grantees agree to comply with the Foundation's reporting requirements.  All grantees must submit reports through the Foundation's online system.  Please click on the link below for the latest information:  

Reporting Requirements



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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