W. M. Keck Foundation: Research ProgramDeadline: November 1, 2019
The W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two 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 their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies.
Amount: Grants range from $500,000-$5,000,000 and are typically $2,000,000 or less.
Eligibility: Research universities, medical colleges, and major private independent scientific and medical research institutes. Organizations must be exempt from federal taxation as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be designated as a public charity (and not a private foundation) as defined by Section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) or 170(b)(1)(A)(I-VI) of the Internal Revenue Code; or an exempt operating foundation as defined by Section 4940(d)(2).