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Faculty Invited to Apply for W.M. Keck Foundation Grants

June 08, 2018

The Research and Faculty Development Team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting concept papers for two grant programs through the W.M. Keck Foundation.

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. Read more. "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.

The Research Program includes two categories: science and engineering and medical research. This program supports pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Awards range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically up to $2 million.

The Undergraduate Education Program promotes distinctive learning and research experiences in science, engineering and the liberal arts. Awards range from $200,000 to $1 million and are typically up to $500,000.

Download the full guidelines.

To apply, you must also download our Notice of Intent and Cover Page forms.

For more information, contact the Research and Faculty Development Team at

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at