VIRTUAL OVCR/WashU Corporate and Foundation Relations Informational Q&A: W. M. Keck Foundation Science Engineering and Medical Research Grant Program

September 22, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

The Danforth and School of Medicine Corporate and Foundation Relations teams will give background on the W. M. Keck Foundation, the process for applying, and tips for success. Special faculty guest speakers include Professors Gary Patti and Susan Dutcher. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Register here via Zoom

The W. M. Keck Foundation awards grants of up to $1.3 million in support of high-risk, basic science projects that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm. These research projects should have strong evidence that they cannot be funded by federal grants due to their high-risk nature.

For more information, view the program overview and instructions here.

The internal deadline is November 14, 2022.


  • Internal Selection specific questions should be directed to Catherine Determan at
  • W. M. Keck Foundation (Program Specific) questions can be directed to Amy Smith ( for School of Medicine or Katherine Kornfeld ( for Danforth applicants.