To fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It 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 intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm. An internal UMMS committee will review the concept papers and select four finalist proposals. These four proposals will be submitted to the Keck Foundation for pre-application counseling. There will be time to revise and edit the concept papers prior to submission to Keck. See email from Office of Research 3/16/2016 for more information.