Faculty Recruitment Program
The Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) provides broad-based support for neuroscience research across the University of Kentucky. As part of this initiative, the NRPA New Faculty Recruitment Program is a mechanism for support of new faculty who will be engaged in multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary neuroscience-related research.
New faculty often require equipment and other support to begin or continue their scholarly work. Recruitment grants are to be used to contribute to the establishment of research programs that can be sustained over time. Departments recruiting new faculty are expected to use these resources to support new faculty to facilitate the acquisition of federal grant funding or other external funds.
The new faculty member must submit an annual report reflecting their progress and accomplishments to the NRPA at NeuroscienceRPA@uky.edu.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2023!
Program Budget & Timeline
The new faculty recruitment program will accept applications for two awards of approximately $25,000 each twice each year (total available support for the program is $100,000 each year; total amount may vary depending on available funds).
2023 Winter proposals: January 1, 2024 deadline for February 1 award notifications
2024 Summer proposals: June 1, 2024 deadline for July 1 award notifications
Program Grant Details
All recruitment grants should be expended within two years of the initial hiring date.
After two years, any remaining funds will revert to the NRPA on a pro-rated basis. In unusual circumstances requiring strong justification, exceptions to this expiration time frame may be requested in writing. If approved, the remaining funds may be carried forward for up to six months. At the end of this time, unspent funds will revert to the NRPA.
Recruitment grants cannot be used for faculty salary, furniture, visa fees, moving expenses, or any expense that is prohibited under university policies.
Unless otherwise specified, recruitment grants may be used for the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies, travel, other research-related expenses, staff, trainees, or temporary personnel. All UK guidelines and procedures must be followed when hiring personnel. Items purchased with recruitment grants are the property of the faculty’s college and are intended for the professional use of the faculty member and/or program(s) of that faculty member. Items purchased with recruitment grants remain with the department upon the departure of the faculty member from the university.
Instructions: All materials should be combined into a single PDF document. Margins should be at least 1/2 inch and the font size should be between 10 and 12 points and submitted to the NRPA’s Research Program Manager, Laura Muzinic, at NeuroscienceRPA@uky.edu.
Applications should include the following documents:
- Completed application Cover Page with required signature(s)
- Candidate’s research plan (1 page)
- Include research objectives, rationale, hypotheses, aims, and potential for multidisciplinary collaboration.
- Statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Candidate’s NIH or NSF-style biosketch (5-page limit)
- Letter of support from the Department Chair or Center Director
** As with our other programs, applications will be sent for review and scoring. **