Archives for December 16, 2014

Keck Foundation: local suspense Jan 12

The W. M. Keck Foundation: The Keck Foundation strives to fund projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact in two areas: i) medical research; and ii) science and engineering research.  Research must fall outside the mission of public funding agencies and demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success.  We may submit four concept papers in each area during the pre-application counseling period.  If you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity, please email your one-page concept paper to me at by Monday, January 12, 2015.  The attachment provides more information on this funding opportunity, concept paper requirements and other deadlines.

Materials Innovation Platforms: local suspense Dec 29

National Science Foundation: The Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program is intended to significantly accelerate advances in materials research and engineering through the rapid discovery of new materials and phenomena by developing a new midscale user facility program.  We may submit only one (1) proposal.  If you are interested in responding to this solicitation, please submit your intent (PI name and Title of Proposal) to me at by Monday, December 29, 2014.  The internal review deadlines will be established if there is more than one team interested in pursuing this opportunity.  FYI, NSF’s deadline for receiving the full proposal is Monday, March 2, 2015.