W.M. Keck Foundation

Keck Grant Programs

Program Summary

The W.M. Keck Foundation was founded with the goal of generating far-reaching benefits for humanity. The Foundation supports outstanding science, engineering and medical research, undergraduate education.  The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact. "High-risk" comprises a number of factors, including questions that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm.


The University of Iowa may submit one application per grant cycle to the Science and Engineering Research program as well as one application per grant cycle to the Medical Research program. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply.

Award Information

Research grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, and are typically $2 million or less.  Duration of grants ranges from one to five years. 

To comply with the limitation of two applications per institution, please contact your collegiate associate dean for research no later than November 13, 2014, for details on the internal submission process. 

Date Due to DSP or UIFSee Program Announcement 5 days prior to submission
Date Due to Sponsor05/01/2015
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/grant-programs

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