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Of Current Interest

Impact Story: Blurring the Boundaries of the Animate and Inanimate

With the support of the W. M. Keck Foundation, a team from Brandeis University developed a hierarchy of systematically tunable model systems and materials that capture the essential functionalities found in the living organisms.

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Next Phase I Application Deadline for All Programs

Phase I Application forms required for the Tuesday, November 1, 2016 submittal can be found under the following links:
Requests must be received in our offices in hard copy form no later than 4:30pm (PT) in order to be considered.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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, 2017 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 Guideline

Annual Report

60 Years (1954 - 2014)

In celebration of the W. M. Keck Foundation's 60th anniversary, we reflect on the growth of our grantmaking through six decades of furthering our founder's mission: to provide far-reaching benefits to humanity by funding high-risk, high-impact scientific endeavors.

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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