The Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) supports a "collaborative matrix," bringing together diverse groups of investigators, trainees, and research groups from more than 8 University of Kentucky colleges. The NRPA builds upon and leverages existing strengths and relationships; providing infrastructure and support to promote research collaborations and raise internal and external recognition of the depth of neuroscience-related research at the university with the goals of growing extramural support, increasing academic productivity, enhancing recruitment of faculty and trainees, and providing new knowledge to address the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond.


New and Open NRPA RFAs

Centers Program Supporting Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Teams

Centers Program

Recognizing that teams develop focused on defined areas of research with needs that are currently not supported through other mechanisms, the NRPA will consider support for selected NRPA Centers to address this gap.  The Full RFA and application instructions are at the link below. The deadline is January 10, 2022.

NRPA and SUPRA Equipment Competition

Equipment Competition

For this year's competition, the NRPA is providing a total of $250,000 in support w/ a maximum award of $100,000. The Substance Use Research Priority Area is partnering in the program and will provide up to $50,000 in matching funds for appropriate proposals. Applications should be submitted byJanuary 10, 2022. via the VPR's Internal Funding Portal. Full details at the link below.

Fall 2021 Neuroscience Pilots

Fall 2021 Pilots

The Fall 2021 Pilot RFA is now open! Supporting innovative neuroscience research at UK the application is open until January 10, 2022.. Proposals should be submitted via the VPR's Internal Funding Portal. The full RFA and application instructions are available at the link below.

Neuroscience at UK

Sanders Brown Personalized Medicine May be Future of Alzheimer's Treatment

UK Study Suggest Personalized Medicine May be the Future of Alheimer's Disease Treatment

recently released paper from the Department of Physiology and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine suggests that your genetics can influence your response to Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

Dr. Linda Van Eldik Director of Sanders Brown

UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Receives $14.5 Million to Continue Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Outreach

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) has received $14.5 million in renewed funding for its Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) program from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neuroscience Research Priority Area

UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area Brings Diverse Groups Together to Advance Studies

Each of these researcher’s ongoing projects and personal experiences exemplify exactly what the NRPA was established for — to build upon and leverage existing strengths and relationships — while providing infrastructure and support to promote research collaborations and raise internal and external recognition of the depth of neuroscience-related research at UK. 


Neuroscience News

See news on Neuroscience-based research at UK.