Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs -- Phase 1 Deadline
Friday, June 26, 2020 (All day)
Funding Agency: Kneck (W.M.) Foundation
Duke University is seeking cutting-edge science, engineering, and medical research projects to consider for presentation to the W.M. Keck Foundation. Because Keck will accept a maximum of two proposals from the university (one each in science/engineering and medical research), we are conducting an internal review process to identify and select competitive ideas.
The Keck Foundation supports “pioneering discoveries in science, engineering, and medical research” that fall outside the mission of NIH, NSF and other public funding agencies. Keck strives to fund distinctive and novel approaches. It encourages high-risk projects 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. Keck will only fund proposals that are truly outside the scope of traditional funding agencies.
Both senior and early career investigators are encouraged to apply. Team approaches, including interdisciplinary teams, are encouraged.
The Science and Engineering Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting high-risk/high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach to intractable problems, push the edge of their field, or question the prevailing paradigm. Past grants have been awarded to support pioneering science and engineering research and the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies.
The Medical Research Program seeks to advance the frontiers of medicine to benefit humanity by supporting high-risk/high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach to intractable problems, push the edge of their field, or question the prevailing paradigm. Past grants have supported pioneering biological research and the development of promising new technologies. Research projects should focus on basic research and not be clinical in nature. Medical research projects conducted in hospitals are not eligible.
It is strongly recommended that you contact Vera Luck, Director of Foundation Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting a concept paper.
- Duke Internal Deadline: June 26, 2020
- Sponsor Deadline: November 2, 2020