IRC Symposium

The Office of the Vice President for Research begins a series of week-long presentations showcasing results from our Igniting Research Collaborations (IRC) program, celebrating interdisciplinary scientific engagement and leveraging the breadth of expertise across campus to tackle important problems in the Commonwealth. Join us every day this week (Jan 24 - Jan 28) via Zoom

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COVID-19 Update University of Kentucky Spring 2022 COVID-19 Guidelines

On January 1, 2022, UK Research updated our FAQs to reflect Tier 4 UK HealthCare status impacting site monitor policies. In general, if you are conducting research that is NOT taking place at a UK HealthCare facility, you must follow institutional guidance in the Spring 2022 Guidebook. If you are conducting research at a UK HealthCare facility, you must follow UK HealthCare requirements. Send questions to

By the Numbers

$468 million

in external grants and contracts awarded in FY21

$281.2 million

federal agency awards in FY21

1 of 29 U.S. universities

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

157 patent applications

filed in FY21

$417.7 million

spent to carry out research & development in FY20

4,395 jobs

supported by FY20 research & development