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Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation

Grant Amount: Up to $1.5 Million
Deadline: Concept Papers due December 15, 2022
Category: Basic Science, Engineering, medical research, Science,
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The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation. Keck seeks to benefit humanity by supporting basic science projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in a field. In the past, funding requests have been capped at $1,000,000 in direct costs over three years. While larger budget requests are now allowed, most awards are $1M-$1.3M. Award extensions are not allowed. The foundation prefers projects that are not too clinical or too applied, not related to therapeutics, not disease-specific, and not a “logical next step” in research. The foundation also prefers to fund projects for which federal funding is not readily available.

Please submit your concept paper using this template. All concept papers must be submitted via InfoReady. Submissions must be a single page. Please do not adjust font size, format, layout, or margins.

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Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics

Grant Amount: Less than $4M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Science, Social Science,
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The program’s primary aim is to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another–and ultimately to grasp that they belong to a single common culture.

The Foundation has established a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio, and new media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the lay public.

– Books
– Film
– New Media
– Radio
– Television
– Theater

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