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Krupp Endowed Fund (KEF)

**FY21 Funding Cycle Now Open**

Please see Request for Applications (PDF) for details.

Thanks to the generosity and vision of Richard "Dick" Krupp, UC San Diego has established the Krupp Endowed Fund (KEF). The primary aim of the KEF is to support research that examines the benefits of natural complementary and alternative medicine and integrative medicine approaches that show the greatest promise of bettering human health for the largest number of people, at the lowest cost, without the use of prescription drugs or surgery. More about history and Dick Krupp…

The KEF has an annual funding cycle based on the university fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  Applications are reviewed in the spring and awards are allocated every new fiscal year. Two award mechanisms are available. The KS is an award of up to $50,000 per year for research projects lasting 1–2 years. The KL is an award of up to $150,000 per year for projects lasting 1–3 years. To be eligible to apply for a grant, an applicant must be a UC San Diego employee and a member of the KEF.  Non-UC San Diego members may be co-investigators on KEF proposals.

See the KEF Awards page for the most up-to-date listing of projects funded by the KEF.

The Fund also supports a practice-based research program studying effects of diet, natural medicine, and related interventions on clinical outcomes in the patient population of the Centers for Integrative Health.