What We Do

The Office of the Vice President for Research continues the University of Kentucky commitment of the past 150 years to pursue interdisciplinary research and creative efforts that address challenges and disparities faced by our citizens and enrich their lives. To facilitate research, the Office of the Vice President for Research provides programs and services to support UK faculty, staff and students in grant development and submission, compliance and regulatory affairs, development of intellectual property and in highlighting their research achievements. This includes oversight and guidance of 12 multidisciplinary research centers and 6 service core facilities.

By the Numbers

$429.2 million

grant & contract awards in FY2020

$272.2 million

federal agency awards in FY20

$163.7 million

NIH awards in FY20

Who We Are