Research Support Guide


Martha L. Peterson, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research
311 Main Building, 0032
257-5294; fax: 323-2800

Resources for Researchers


Spring 2017 VPR Workshops

The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting a series of workshops designed to help faculty accelerate their research activities and to update the research community on changes in the research infrastructure to facilitate the strategic plan implementation.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP: Friday, February 24, 383 Gatton, 1-5 p.m.

Who should attend:  New faculty, anyone who would like an introduction to any of the specific funding agencies, NIH investigators who need to know more about newer NIH grant requirements for rigor and reproducibility. Each workshop will be free-standing so attendees may come to the sessions that best fit their interests.

  • 1:00 Grant Writing Strategies for NIH: Craig Rush, Professor, College of Medicine
  • 2:00 Changes in accountability and rigor for NIH grants: Greg Gerhardt, Professor, College of Medicine
  • 3:00 Grant Writing Strategies for NSF: Martha Peterson, Professor, College of Medicine and Assoc VPR
  • 4:00 Grant Writing Strategies for DOD/DOE: Rodney Andrews, Director, CAER and Assoc VPR

RECENT CHANGES IN UK RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE: Wednesday, March 1, WT Young Library Auditorium, 2-4 p.m.

Who should attend: All faculty who do research should hear about changes in the UK Research infrastructure designed to improve your chances of securing extramural support, while adhering to regulatory guidelines.

  • 2:00 Revised structure of the Proposal Development Office: Kathy Grzech, Director, PDO
  • 2:20 Support for Export Control-relevant research:John Craddock, OSPA Export Control
  • 2:40 New research grant submission software:Kim Carter, Director OSPA
  • 3:00 New search tools to identify collaborators: Rodney Andrews, Director, CAER and Assoc VPR
  • 3:20 Effort reporting changes and tool to facilitate reporting: Jennifer Miles, Director, SPA

INDUSTRY/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS: Wednesday, March 22, 311 Gatton, 1-4 p.m.

Who should attend: All faculty who do research should be aware of potential commercial applications of their work and learn about the UK Research infrastructure to support technology transfer, commercialization and working with industry partners.

  • 1:00 Changes in the intellectual property development process: Ian McClure, Director, Office of Technology Commercialization

This session will preview the changes in our invention reporting, market assessment and IP filing processes, including the OTC’s new invention management system and revamped IPC process, and the benefits these changes provide to UK researchers. A case study review of an actual market assessment recently completed using new tools and the OTC Fellow will be included.

  • 2:00 Partnering with industry: Ian McClure and Rodney Andrews, Director, CAER and Assoc. VPR

This session will discuss best practices related to identifying and working with potential industry partners, licensing IP, and doing sponsored research and other forms of research collaboration with industry. Current efforts to develop streamlined IP options for sponsors to limit protracted negotiations will also be presented.

  • 3:00 Entrepreneurship: Warren Nash, Director, Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship

This session will discuss goals and services of the Von Allmen Center and present the UKAccel program and start-ups that have spun out from the inaugural UKAccel class.

CORE FACILITIES SUPPORTED BY UK RESEARCH: Thursday, April 13, 202A BBSRB, 1:30–3:15 p.m.

Who should attend: All researchers who require the advanced capabilities of Research-supported Core Facilities. Learn about the capabilities of Research-supported Cores Facilities. Directors of Proteomics, Flow Cytometry, Light Microscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center, and Rodent Behavior cores will highlight their capabilities.

  • 1:30 p.m. Introduction to Research-supported Core Facilities, Alan Daugherty, Associate Vice President for Research
  • 1:35 p.m. Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR), Jeanie Kincer
  • 1:50 p.m. Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Facility, Jennifer Strange
  • 2:05 p.m.Proteomics Core Facility, Haining Zhu
  • 2:20 p.m.Rodent Behavior Core, Deann Hopkins
  • 2:35 p.m.Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (MRISC), David Powell
  • 2:50 p.m. Light Microscopy Core, Chris Richards
  • 3:05 p.m.General Discussion of Core Facilities

MENTORING: Thursday, April 27, 383 Gatton College, 3-4 p.m.

Who should attend: All researchers who train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to hear best-practice advice from a mentor and his mentee.

  • 3 p.m. Mentoring as a research focus, Allan Butterfield, Professor of Chemistry, University of Kentucky
  • 3:30 p.m. Mentoring diverse student populations, Tanea Reed, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, EKU