University of Kentucky Research

Stats & Rankings

University of Kentucky Research Stats (Fiscal Year 2016)

  • Grant & contract awards to UK totaled $316.5 million, an increase of $31.4 million from FY 2015
  • Federal agencies awarded UK $163.5 million, 51.6% of UK’s total awards
    • National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants totaled $92.4 million
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaled $21.3 million
  • State agencies awarded UK $81.8 million
  • Industry awarded UK $15.7 million

National Rankings

Each year the National Science Foundation (NSF) publishes a survey that ranks the top universities according to what they spend on research in the sciences and engineering. The NSF survey is considered to be the primary source of information on R&D expenditures within academia. For more information, see: NSF Publications & Data.

NSF rankings based on FY 2015 research expenditures (released Nov 2016)

  • 69th among public and private universities
  • 44th among public institutions