On this page you will find information about the University of Kentucky Research response to COVID-19 and the University of Kentucky Resumption of Research Phased Plan. On April 2, 2021, we moved to Phase 4. Details on the Phases are found in the Plan link below, along with COVID-19-related guidance and links for relevant Research Support Units. 

UK Resources for Researchers

FAQs for Researchers

You have questions. Visit our FAQs for Researchers for guidance. 

COVID-19 Unified Research Experts (CURE) Alliance

We established three COVID-19 Unified Research Experts (CURE) Alliance teams to facilitate and coordinate COVID-19 research within a given area at UK; to align COVID-19 research in given area to funding opportunities; and to serve as a liaison both within and external to UK in area COVID-19 related research. For more on our Health, Materials/Methods and Social Sciences teams visit the CURE Alliance site

PDO: Funding Opportunities and Proposal Info

Please visit the Proposal Development Offices's COVID-19 page

  • Funding Opportunities (Internal Pilot Funding and External Agency Funding)
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Research Funding and Policy
  • Agency Guidance & Resources

OSPA: Agency Specific Guidance for Grants & Contracts

Please visit the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration's COVID-19 Updates for Agency Specific Guidance for Sponsored Projects 

OTC: Commercialization Activities Related to COVID-19

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) has a new site to support our researchers, connect potential research partners, move COVID-19 relevant technologies into the marketplace quickly, and help facilitate and showcase activities by UK startups, innovators and regional companies in support of front-line health care workers. This site includes:

  • COVID-19 specific license
  • COVID-19 UK technology portfolio
  • Webforms to collect info from: 
    • outside partners who want to collaborate with UK researchers on COVID-19 related work
    • UK researchers with activity related to COVID-19
  • FDA compliance and regulations links

Visit site: https://www.research.uky.edu/otc/covid19


March 2, 2021: COVID-19 Safety Update and Vaccine Information

See the latest presentation from the NIH Office of Management: COVID-19 Safety Update and Vaccine Information (pdf, 43 pages)

UK's COVID-19 News Archive

For all press releases on COVID-19 research, please visit our news archive

How can I contact UK Research?

If you have questions related to COVID research operations, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research.