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The programs listed in the UK Faculty Research Support Guide are available to full-time faculty members — regular, special, research or clinical title series and senior research staff who are eligible to serve as a PI on external grants.

All requests for internal support require the approval of and electronic submission through the college administration and department chair or center & institute director.

Requests and proposals are to be submitted via email to VPR Grants. Indicate program name in subject line.

For questions contact:
Office of the Vice President for Research
311 Main Building, 0032
257-5090, fax: 323-2800

John P. Wyatt, M.D. Traveling Fellowship

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the John P. Wyatt, M.D. Traveling Fellowship. A $10,000 award will be made to a UK scientist for the purpose of studying and disseminating information related to environmentally-caused diseases. A maximum of $3,500 will go to the UK researcher, with the balances to be used to cover travel expenses and honorarium for external symposium speaker(s). The symposium should be scheduled in 2016.

Interested faculty and senior research staff are to submit the following information, in a single PDF document, to by Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

  • Brief proposal outlining the purpose and significance of the research and topic for the symposium (2-3) pages
  • Budget
  • Name of suggested external invited speaker(s)
  • Curriculum Vitae of the PI

This fellowship honors Dr. John P. Wyatt, M.D., who was director of the University of Kentucky Tobacco and Health Research Institute from 1974 until January 1980. Dr. Wyatt was a pathologist who received his M.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1938 and completed his medical training on a fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Before coming to UK in 1974, he was professor and head of the departments of pathology at St. Louis University where he was involved in black lung research and at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Wyatt was a pulmonary diseases researcher who published over 100 articles covering viruses and diverse lung injuries. The John P. Wyatt, M.D. Traveling Fellowship is awarded biennially.

Click here for past symposiums and recipients.

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Updated 29 August 2016 by Mary Lowell