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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 PlanDeveloping NSF Centers

NSF EPSCoRFitzgerald B. BramwellMarch 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

  • 1998 UK Strategic Plan adopted


Targeted Research Programs

Medical Center

  • Gerontology and Aging

  • Advanced Medical Research

  • Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Toxicology


Targeted Research Programs

Lexington Campus

  • Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

  • Materials Synthesis

  • Plant Sciences


Targeted Research Programs

Lexington Campus

  • Biological Chemistry

  • Management and Economics

  • Psychology of Substance Abuse and Prevention

  • Geography


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

  • 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

  • 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)


$16 million spent on 11 targeted programs and graduate student support during FY 98-99


$17.5 million in research equipment purchased in FY 99-00


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

  • 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 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 Program

  • Before UK Capital Campaign

    • 23 endowed chairs

    • 45 endowed professorships


Endowment Program

  • In the last two years:

    • Added 49 new endowed chairs (72 total)

    • Added 105 new professorships (150 total)


Endowment Program

  • In the last two years:

    • 106 new fellowships, scholarships, and research support

    • 20 library endowments


Industry Contribution

  • 12 aluminum companies pledged $1.45 million in 1999 to establish the Center for Aluminum Technology in the College of Engineering


Endowment Program

  • By the end of FY 2001

    • Endowment will be increased by $266.8 million from RCTF efforts


R&D Expenditures Reported to NSF($ in millions)


Research Ranking

  • NSF reports UK 32nd among public research universities and 49th overall in research expenditures


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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