Published October 23, 2017
W. M. Keck Foundation
The UB Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development and the UB Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations are pleased to invite faculty investigators to consider the following funding opportunities offered by the W.M. Keck Foundation (http://www.wmkeck.org).
Located in Los Angeles, the Keck Foundation supports pioneering research projects at U.S. universities and research institutions through two program areas:
The Foundation uses a two-phase application process: a Phase One Letter of Inquiry (LOI), followed by an opportunity to submit a full Phase Two Proposal if invited. Applicant institutions may submit one LOI per grant cycle for each of the Medical Research and Science & Engineering program areas.
We do not accept unsolicited proposals. Coordinate initial contact through the UB Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Personnel contacting the Foundation directly will be referred to this office. Keck Foundation staff typically schedules phone discussions with institutional liaisons regarding potential Phase One submissions between January 1 and February 15, 2018 (leading up to a May 1, 2018 submission).
We encourage both senior and early career investigators to apply. Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects that:
UB may submit only one application per round in each program area.
Feedback from Keck’s senior program officers during our most recent round of submissions indicated that $1 million or less is the desired funding range. Please adhere to this range, despite information on the Keck website stating that grants range from $500,000 to $5 million (typically $2 million or less), with a duration of 1-5 years (typically 1-3 years).
We also strongly encouarge applicants to review abstracts of research projects funded by the Keck Foundation. This avoids duplication if similar research has already been funded: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-abstracts-final/research
In keeping with Keck’s limited submission guidelines, we encourage interested investigators to forward one-page concept papers to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development by Nov. 20, 2017, for consideration for the next funding cycle (May 1, 2018). You must adhere to the following concept paper guidelines:
In addition, include biosketches for the project’s key investigators. Submit the concept paper, budget and CVs as a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about this program should be sent to Don Elick, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations at email@example.com.