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Internal Due Date

Final due date

National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation Program (MRI) (NSF 15-504) The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally. November 29, 2017 Full Proposals due to OSP:
January 3, 2018

Full Proposals due to NSF:
January 10, 2018
W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program The Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting basic science research projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering. This research should be distinctive and novel in its approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory. 

The W. M. Keck Foundation is interested in supporting basic research projects that:

  • Have potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies;
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches;
  • Have the potential for transformative impact;
  • Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies; and 
  • Do not overlap existing areas that have been funded by the Keck Foundation
November 10, 2017 Internal Proposal due: 
November 10, 2017

Phase 1 Proposal due:
4:30pm (PST) May 1, 2018

Phase 2 due to OSP:
August 8, 2018

Phase 2 Proposals due:
August 15, 2018