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Next Counseling Advice Period

Counseling advice on Phase I Application submissions for the November 3, 2014 deadline will take place only between July 1 and August 15, 2014. 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 December 2014 grant cycle should be received no later than Friday, August 15, 2014, 4:30pm (PT).  Deadlines are based on Pacific Time.  We appreciate early submissions.  Hard copy Phase II Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

For a complete list of the Foundation’s important dates and deadlines and concept paper guidelines for the next counseling advice period:

Grant Cycle Timeline

Concept Paper Guidelines

 

Impact Story: Building Highways for Electrons on Semiconductor Chips

With funding from the W. M. Keck Foundation, researchers at Stanford University, researched novel topological insulator materials where electrons move like automobiles on a highway, spatially separated into different lanes, avoiding backscattering and resulting dissipation.

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Next Phase I Application Deadline

Hard copy Phase I Application submissions for the June 2015 grant cycle should be received no later than Monday, November 3, 2014, 4:30pm (PT).  Deadlines are based on Pacific Time.  We appreciate early submissions.  Hard copy Phase I Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note, counseling advice on Phase I submissions for the November 3, 2014 deadline will take place only between July 1 and August 15, 2014.

For a complete list of the Foundation’s important dates and deadlines and concept paper guidelines for the next counseling advice period:

Grant Cycle Timeline

Concept Paper Guidelines

 

Phase I Applications for All Programs

Phase I Application forms required for November 3, 2014 submittal 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

Impact

As we celebrate the W. M. Keck Foundation's 60th anniversary in 2014, this year's report shares accounts of past grants that exemplify the tremendous impact our grantees continue to make in diverse fields of science and medicine, in undergraduate education and in the Los Angeles community.

Distinctive and Novel in Our Approach

Improving Quality of Life

Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been and continues to be our mandate. In the area of education we support undergraduate programs that promote inventive approaches to instruction and effective involvement of students in research. In Southern California, we support organizations that enrich the lives of our region’s residents particularly children, youth and their families.

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