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CHS Research Office

900 S. Limestone, Wethington Bldg Room 105, Lexington, KY 40536-0200

Charlotte Peterson, PhD, Associate Dean for Research
Contact: Cynthia Byars at 218-0469 or

Grant Go-To Guide

For detailed information on who in CHS is able to help with tasks assoicated with the grant submission and management process, please click here.

Order Form

Updated order form for all CHS purchases. Click here.

Basic Authorship Guidelines - College of Health Sciences

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Undergraduate Research (UGR) Forms

For FACULTY: Web Posting Template for UG Research Opportunities.  Click here.

For STUDENT: Contracts and Syllabus for HHS-455 may be found here.

Bio-Statistical Help

The Applied Statistics Lab (ASL) is now available to provide statistical support for CHS faculty and students. The ASL can provide researchers assistance in planning studies and implementing analysis.  

For more info or to submit a consultation request, visit:

Pilot Funding Opportunities

  • CHS Pilot Study Funding - CHS faculty members may request funding towards projects or equipment with the highest likelihood of generating preliminary data to support extramural grant applications. Please submit a brief (1 page, bulleted) description of the project, including a budget, to the CHS Research Office by emailing Cynthia Byars at Feel free to contact Cynthia at 859-218-0469 for more information.
  • CCTS Pilot Funding – The Center for Clinical and Translational Science supports highly innovative, early stage and collaborative research studies in clinical & translational science & promotes the development or application of new methodologies and tools relevant to the health challenges and disparities faced by citizens of KY, Appalachia, and other rural populations.
  • VPR: Service Center Pilot Grants - These awards, offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research, are for collection of pilot data from UK core facilities to be used in externally funded research applications.
  • VPR: Internal Grant Program - The program will support pilot studies needed to develop preliminary data to enhance the competitiveness of extramural research grant applications. These grants may also be used for minor equipment and travel associated with development of a research project or scholarly activity.

Research Award Policies & Information

     2010 Wethington Award Policy Memo (pdf)
    CHS Award for Excellence in Research - Guidelines (pdf)
     Robinson Graduate Awards for Research Creativity (pdf)

UK Links

     OSPA - Office of Sponsored Projects Administration
          OSPA - Forms
          OSPA - Proposal Development Guide
          Award Administration: Things to know about in your account
     PDO - Proposal Development Office
     UK Awards Database (SPIFi)
     Community of Science (COS) - UK Expertise
     Funding Search
     Get Funding Alerts
     Center for Muscle Biology
     CCTS - Center for Clinical & Translational Science
     ORI - Office of Research Integrity
     UK Research - Main Page
     The Graduate School at UK – Teaching and Research Assistantships

Federal Government Links

     NIH (Extramural Research)
     Department of Defense (DoD)
     Health & Human Services (Grants & Research)  
     CDC (Grants Office)
     HRSA Grants

Commonwealth of Kentucky Links

     Kentucky Academy of Science (Grants)
     Ky Cabinet for Health & Family Services (Grant Resources)
     Ky BioMed Research Infrastructure Network