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Of Current Interest

Current Counseling Advice Period

Counseling advice on Phase I Application submissions for the May 1, 2019 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, online submissions for the June 2019 grant cycle must be submitted no later than Friday, February 15, 2019, 4:30pm (PT).  Unsolicited Phase II Proposals are not accepted at any time.  The Foundation encourages early submissions.  

For a complete list of the Foundation’s important dates and deadlines:

Grant Cycle Timeline


Upcoming Phase I Application Deadline for All Programs

Phase I applications for the Wednesday, May 1, 2019 deadline must be submitted no later than 4:30pm (PT) on deadline day.  Program information and submission instructions can be found under the following links:

Research Program Phase I Information

Undergraduate Education Program Phase I Information

Southern California Program Phase I Information


Annual Report

At the Interface

Our 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.

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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