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Graduate Education and Research Plan Developing NSF Centers. NSF EPSCoR Fitzgerald B. Bramwell March 23, 2001. Five Year Planning Process. Committee on Graduate Education -1996 University Task Force on Research and Graduate Education-1997 1997 HB1 Top 20 Public University by 2020

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graduate education and research plan developing nsf centers

Graduate Education and Research PlanDeveloping NSF Centers

NSF EPSCoRFitzgerald B. BramwellMarch 23, 2001

five year planning process
Five Year Planning Process
  • Committee on Graduate Education -1996
  • University Task Force on Research and Graduate Education-1997
  • 1997 HB1
    • Top 20 Public University by 2020
  • 1998 UK Strategic Plan adopted
targeted research programs
Targeted Research Programs

Medical Center

  • Gerontology and Aging
  • Advanced Medical Research
  • Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Toxicology
targeted research programs1
Targeted Research Programs

Lexington Campus

  • Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Synthesis
  • Plant Sciences
targeted research programs2
Targeted Research Programs

Lexington Campus

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Management and Economics
  • Psychology of Substance Abuse and Prevention
  • Geography
medical center
Medical Center
  • 24 new faculty hired
  • 29 new graduate research assistants hired
  • $2.8 million spent on lab renovations
  • $295,000 spent on new equipment
  • $450,000 spent on startup expenses
lexington campus
Lexington Campus
  • 30 new faculty hired
  • 41 new graduate research assistants hired
  • $966,000 spent on lab renovations
  • $1.16 million spent on startup expenses
graduate student support initiative
Graduate Student Support Initiative
  • 105 full tuition fellowships awarded since AY 98–99 (35 students a year)
  • 724 full tuition scholarships awarded to research assistants since AY 98–99 (241 students a year)
faculty success
Faculty Success
  • Ted Hasselbring, College of Education
  • Phyllis Wise, College of Medicine
  • Henry Dietz, College of Engineering
  • Gail Robinson, College of Fine Arts
  • Greg Gerhardt, College of Medicine
endowment program
Endowment Program
  • FY 1998, infrastructure put in place to launch UK’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign
  • FY 2000, UK major donors gave $66.7 million for endowments that were matched by RCTF (Phase II)
endowment program1
Endowment Program
  • FY 2001, UK major donors are being asked for another $66.7 million for endowments that will be matched by RCTF (Phase III)
endowment program2
Endowment Program
  • Before UK Capital Campaign
    • 23 endowed chairs
    • 45 endowed professorships
endowment program3
Endowment Program
  • In the last two years:
    • Added 49 new endowed chairs (72 total)
    • Added 105 new professorships (150 total)
endowment program4
Endowment Program
  • In the last two years:
    • 106 new fellowships, scholarships, and research support
    • 20 library endowments
industry contribution
Industry Contribution
  • 12 aluminum companies pledged $1.45 million in 1999 to establish the Center for Aluminum Technology in the College of Engineering
endowment program5
Endowment Program
  • By the end of FY 2001
    • Endowment will be increased by $266.8 million from RCTF efforts
research ranking
Research Ranking
  • NSF reports UK 32nd among public research universities and 49th overall in research expenditures
external research support grants contracts and gifts in millions
External Research SupportGrants, Contracts and Gifts($ in millions)

Totals do not include Community College System. Lexington Community College awards are included.

2001 total through 3/21/01

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