The Keck 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. “Transformative” may mean creation of a new field of research, development of new instrumentation enabling observations not previously possible, or discovery of knowledge that challenges prevailing perspectives. Applicants may find it helpful to look over the abstracts of recent grants to understand funding priorities. Grant abstracts may be found on Keck Foundation website within the particular program of interest. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, and are typically $2 million or less. The number of grants made varies each year.
Proposals due to your Associate Dean for Research: April 15, 2015
Proposals due to VCRGE from Associate Dean for Research: May 1, 2015
Please refer to VCRGE for more info.