Funding Opportunity: Keck Foundation - Call for concept papers (click on this for additional information)

Deadline for concept papers:  January 7, 2019 (midnight)

This is a call for concept papers for research projects in either science & engineering or medical research. Proposed projects should have the potential to meet the funding interests of the W.M. Keck Foundation. Please forward this call for concept papers to department chairs and any faculty who may be interested.

Criteria

The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering, and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach.

Keck 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 intransient 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.

The Keck Foundation looks for projects that would not qualify for federal funding from agencies like NSF and NIH due to the project’s high-risk nature. Projects that have received federal funding or that have applications pending for federal funding are unlikely to be funded.

Keck also looks for outstanding project personnel who are very accomplished in terms of publications and journal citations and highly regarded in their area of research. Keck is open to funding faculty at either the junior or senior level.

The maximum amount of funding available for a Keck research grant is $2 million. Research projects can run from one to five years.

Gift fee:  Keck grants are awarded to the OSU Foundation, which charges a 5% gift fee on the amount of the award.  Since Keck will not allow the gift fee to be paid from its funds, the PI is responsible for paying the gift fee from other unrestricted funds. 

Further details can be found at: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

Submissions -  The submission of a concent paper involves three separate files.  Please CLICK HERE to download the directions.

Interested faculty should email their concept paper to Elizabeth Ocampo, Foundation Relations Coordinator at the OSU Foundation by the deadline above. Elizabeth’s email address is Elizabeth.Ocampo@osufoundation.org. Any questions about these concept papers can be directed to Elizabeth at 541-737-7362.

Timing

If you are interested in submitting a concept paper for consideration, please carefully review the following information about the timeline for this funding cycle.

A concept paper submitted for this funding cycle would result in the following deadlines:

  • January 7, 2019                           Deadline for concept papers submitted to OSU Foundation
  • January 8 - 18, 2019 -                  Research Office reviews concept papers and selects 1- 2 concepts for pre-application advice from Keck in each research area.
  • January 21 - Feb 15, 2019           Research Office has pre-application advice session with Keck.
  • February 15 - 18, 2019                Research Office notifies PIs of Keck feedback and whether PI can submit a Phase I application to Keck.
  • May 1, 2019                                 Phase I deadline
  • July 15, 2019                               Keck notifies PI if s/he is invited to submit full proposal.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this funding cycle at Keck must be available to meet the above deadlines.

Please keep in mind that Keck has two funding cycles per year. A concept paper on your research project could be considered for future funding cycles if the timeline for this funding cycle does not work for your schedule.

Other Considerations

If you have proposed this project to other funders, please provide that information as an addendum to your concept paper. This includes both proposals currently pending a decision and proposals that have been declined.

Keck looks for strong evidence of institutional support for a proposed research project. Keck favors projects that (1) present a matching amount of institutional resources and (2) have obtained or applied for support from external private funding sources. Keck will allow the OSU indirect costs of the project to be counted as institutional support.

Keck asks that the PI of a proposal disclose if he/she is considering leaving the institution.

 

                                                                                                                                              

This is a call for concept papers for research projects in science, engineering or medical research that have the potential to meet the funding interests of the W.M. Keck Foundation. 

 Criteria

 The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach.

 Keck 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 intransient 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.

 The Keck Foundation looks for projects that would not qualify for federal funding from agencies like NSF and NIH due to the project’s high-risk nature.  Projects that have received federal funding or that have applications pending for federal funding are unlikely to be funded.

 Keck also looks for outstanding project personnel who are very accomplished in terms of publications and journal citations, and highly regarded in their area of research. Keck is open to funding faculty at either the junior or senior level.

 The maximum amount of funding available for a Keck research grant is $2 million.  Research projects can run from 1 – 5 years; most Keck research grants run for 3 years. 

 

 Further details can be found at:

http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research/application-process-14030/222-grantprograms/medicalresearch/1090-phase-i-application 

 

Expiration: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Date Open: 
Friday, September 26, 2014
Source: 
External
Sponsor: 
Keck Foundation
Limit per Institution: 
1-2
Important Notes: 
Review in process