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Sponsored Projects Search Protal

While researchers at UK have had the ability to search the grants database of funded projects for specific keywords through SPIFI, a new Keyword Search tool, developed by Research Information Services, has greatly expanded the ability to search and derive meaningful data from our research database. Similar to SPIFI, the new tool searches the OSPA database of funded projects (titles, keywords and abstracts), but input search options include multiple keywords, phrases and even multiple sentences or short abstracts. Using more sophisticated data-mining algorithms, this tool is able to find and rank the funded projects that most closely match the search query, highlighting the words matching the query. The tool also provides a list of the 25 investigators and academic units whose work most closely match the search query as well as a list of the funding agencies associated with the projects that match the query.
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Video Library

The Office of the Vice President for Research hosted a series of workshops designed to help faculty accelerate their research activities. Videos of these workshops are now available via linkblue login at the following website: https://ris.uky.edu/pdo/VideoLibrary/Account/Login.aspx.
You can see videos on the following research-related topics:

  • Changes in the Intellectual Property Development Process
  • Partnering with Industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • U.S. Export Control Laws
  • Revised Structure of PDO
  • Cayuse 424 – Proposal Submission Software
  • New Search Tools to Identify Collaborators
  • Effort Reporting Changes
  • Grant-writing Strategies for NSF Funding
  • DOD and DOE Proposals

Funding Opportunities & Proposal Development

Proposal Development Office (PDO): a support unit that focuses on the pre-award stage of extramural funding


Research Administration

Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA): a support unit responsible for administering extramural grants and contracts awarded through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation.

Conducting Research

Office of Research Integrity (ORI): a support unit that coordinates seven federally mandated review committees and promotes ethical conduct of research.