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RGC Mission Statement

The Office of Research, Grants and Contracts (RGC) is committed to supporting research and scholarly activities throughout the university by providing internal support for external funding opportunities, while also maintaining compliance with federal, state and institutional requirements.






RGC News and Updates


XLerator Network

     - XLerator Network is the SBC recipient of NIGMS grant funding with UK as the Lead Academic Partner. For more information and hub resources click here

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities 

     - More information can be found here

NIH is Changing its Data Sharing Rules

     - Click here to read the article!

NSF publishes new Sexual Harrassment Policies for NSF Faculty Awardees

     - Click here for more information.

Free Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Memberships

    - NKU is a 2018 Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) enhanced affiliate, meaning any NKU faculty, staff, and students may join KAS for free. Want to become a member? KAS members receive news, announcements, job and research opportunities from KAS and are eligible to apply for research grants and publish in the Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science (JKAS). Use your NKU email address for registration. NOTE: If you are already a member of KAS, your membership will be automatically updated for 2018 and no action is required. For more information, contact KAS at or (859) 227-2837.

NSF releases new 2019 PAPPG effective on January 28, 2019

     - For the full PDF version of the NSF 2019 Proposal & Award Polices and Procedures Guide, click here.

**Funding Opportunity Temporarily Suspended**
NKU Research Foundation Announces New Faculty Internal Funding Opportunity!!

    - Click here for more details.
    - Click here for application.
    - Click here for mandatory cover sheet.

NKU Facilities & Other Resources 2018

     - Click here to view NKU’s template.

Data Management Plans
     - For information regarding data management plans, click here.

NSF Broader Impacts Resources
     - For information regarding NSF Broader Impacts, click here.

New Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Site
     - Click here.


Our People


Mary Ucci 
Phone: 859-572-5768


Anita Southwick
Manager of Research Compliance
Phone: 859-572-5168


Julie Moses
Manager, Research Development
Phone: 859-572-6017


Heath Justice
Senior Grant Administrator
Phone: 859-572-6515