Faculty & Research
Creative research and scholarship lie at the center of the College of Arts & Sciences. Developments in data collection, management, and analysis, as well as a myriad of new research approaches, techniques, and methods allow us to address and understand the large and complex issues that we face in the 21st century. A&S faculty not only collaborate with colleagues across the university but also with leading scholars throughout the world – advancing knowledge and research that will expand the boundaries of academic understanding while also contributing to a better world.
In addition to Top 20 programs in Hispanic Studies, Human Geography, and Clinical Psychology, the college leads the university in its number of University Research Professorships (60 percent). The college houses the #1 department at UK in collaborative funds per faculty member and the #2 department at UK for intellectual property disclosures. Faculty are also routinely awarded grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Science Foundation, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, US Department of Education, and National Institutes of Health. Similarly, college faculty win national and international fellowships, including awards from the Guggenheim, Fulbright, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Humboldt.