(Top, left to right) Adebola Adegboyega, Jean Fry, Joseph Benitez. (Bottom, left to right) Michael Samaan, Lauren Whitehurst, Cetewayo Rashid.

The Research Scholars Program is aligned with national priorities for research diversity, with the goal of creating cultures of inclusive excellence.

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COVID-19 Update University of Kentucky Resumption of Research Phased Plan

On April 2, 2021 we moved to Phase 4 in the UK Resumption of Research Phased Plan. See the Plan, FAQs and COVID-19 guidance on our site.

By the Numbers

$429.2 million

in external grants and contracts awarded in FY20

$272.2 million

federal agency awards in FY20

1 of 18 U.S. universities

with the trifecta of research excellence designations in cancer, aging & translational science

165 patent applications

filed in FY 2020

$410.6 million

spent to carry out research & development in FY19

4,574 jobs

supported by FY19 research & development