As of 4-7-22, UK Research updated our FAQs to reflect high school students are now allowed back in UK research laboratories. 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 Guide. If you are conducting research at a UK HealthCare facility, you must follow UK HealthCare requirements. Send questions to

UK Resources for Researchers

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

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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.