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Upcoming Phase I Application Deadline for All Programs

The Foundation has moved to online submissions.
Phase I applications for the Tuesday, May 1, 2018 deadline will be accepted online ONLY.  Phase I applications 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


Next Counseling Advice Period

Counseling advice on Phase I Application submissions for the May 1, 2018 deadline is now closed.  The next counseling period on Phase I Application submissions for the November 1, 2018 deadline will take place only between July 1 and August 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


Annual Report

Looking in On Nature

This year's report highlights promising new technologies, instrumentation and methodologies being designed to study the natural world at entirely new levels.

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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