Phase II Proposal
Phase II is by invitation only. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted at any time. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. The deadlines for invited proposals are 4:30pm (PT) on February 15 for consideration at the June board meeting, and by 4:30pm (PT) on August 15 for consideration at the December board meeting. If either date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is 4:30pm (PT) on the following Monday. The Foundation encourages earlier submissions.
We will acknowledge receipt of Phase II Proposals within four weeks. Upon receipt of a complete Phase II proposal, the Foundation will notify the institution if any additional information is required for the review process. After the Board of Directors has made its final grant decisions in a given grant cycle (June or December), all Phase II applicants will be notified in writing. We will not entertain any inquiries regarding the Board’s decision in the interim.
The Foundation will only consider hard copy proposals that are complete and contain all the required forms and information listed on the Phase II Instructions.
Research Program Phase II Instructions and Forms
Phase II Instructions [Updated July 2016]
Project Overview Form
One unbound original of the proposal must be mailed or delivered to:
W. M. Keck Foundation
550 South Hope Street, Suite 2500
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Hard copy submissions need to be received in our offices by 4:30pm (PT) in order to be considered on deadline days. If a deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is 4:30pm (PT) on the following Monday. The hard copy constitutes the official submission.