Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm
2013-2014 MDRI RFP [pdf. 74kb]
2013-2014 MDRI Evaluation Form [pdf. 72 kb]
In cooperation with the Faculty Senate Grants and Research Team (G&R Team), the Office of Research & Graduate Studies (ORGS) is pleased to announce the first Multi-Disciplinary Research Initiative (MDRI) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). This initiative replaces the Internal Grant Program.
To reflect the national trend, both in research and graduate studies, the FGCU MDRI is created to promote and support inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and scholarly activities among different disciplines. The MDRI is competitive; it aims at forming inter-/multi-disciplinary research teams to secure extramural research grants and contracts. The MDRI provides seed money (up to $15,000 per award) for innovative research and scholarly activities that crosses the boundaries of disciplines, departments, schools, and/or colleges. Upon recommendations from the G&R Team, the Associate Vice President for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies (AVPR/DGS) will make the final funding decision based on the availability of funds.
Please contact the AVPR/DGS (x7020 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) with inquiries. You may also contact the G&R Team representative from your academic unit (listed below) if you have questions.
|Previous Internal Grant Awards:|
|Internal Grant Awardees 2007 [.doc - 32kb]|
|Internal Grant Awardees 2008 [.doc - 13 kb]|
|Internal Grant Awardees 2009 [.pdf - 16.3kb]|
|Internal Grant Awardees 2010 [.pptx - 85kb]|
|Interal Grant Awardees 2011 [.pdf - 3,264kb]|
|Internal Grant Awardees 2012 [.pptx - 87kb]|
Fall semester: 1st Monday of November (at 5:00 pm) for travels within the next 12 months
Spring semester: 1st Monday of May (at 5:00 pm) for travels within the next 12 months
Faculty/Student Travel Award Application [pdf. 559kb]
The Faculty/Student Travel Award (FSTA) program provides both full-time faculty and currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students with support to attend conferences, meetings, symposia, workshops, or special events. Awards are limited to one faculty member and/or two students per presentation, or a faculty member’s attendance at a workshop or special event. Note: The faculty mentor/advisor is not required to travel with student(s).
The travel support may be used to cover registration, transportation, lodging, and meal allowance costs in accordance with Florida Statutes.
Award Amount: Up to $800 for Keynote Speaker
Up to $500 for accepted lead presenter or workshop/special event attendance
Up to $300 co-presenter/co-author
Academic Year 2013 - 2014 Deadline: April 29, 2013 at 5:00
2013-2014 USRSA Application [pdf. 552]
The Undergraduate Student Research Support Award (USRSA) provides up to $1,000 per faculty member to supplement research activities involving undergraduate students such as the purchase of supplies and materials, traveling to an off-campus study site, or other necessities to support one’s research.
The number of awards, up to 10 annually, and amount of each award, which may vary depending on budget availability, are subject to the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Research. Consultation with the Faculty Senate Grants and Research Team will be undertaken, as necessary. Funds will be available on July 1st and must be expended within 12 months. No extensions or carryovers will be allowed.
Please contact Ms. Theresa Aguiar (x7020, email@example.com) with all inquiries.
*The Undergraduate Student Research Assistantship Program is suspended until July 1, 2013.
The Graduate Faculty Research Assistantship Award (GFRAA) replaces both the Graduate Studies Graduate Research Assistantship (up to $10,000 award) and the Research-related Graduate Student Assistantship (up to $3,000 award) programs.
The GFRAA provides support for full-time faculty members currently employed at FGCU with graduate faculty status to:
The GFRAA award amount, up to $10,000, will be provided by ORGS (up to $5,000 per award) and an additional contribution (up to $5,000) from the applicant's college.
For details, visit the Graduate Studies website (http://www.fgcu.edu/Graduate/fundingopportunities.html)
The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development. Our publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. We assist administrators and faculty members in improving and assessing the research environment at their institutions. CUR also provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress. CUR welcomes faculty and administrators from all academic institutions. The primary advocacy is in support of faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. CUR achieves this vision through efforts of its membership as organized in a divisional structure that includes biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, and an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines.
The Council on Undergraduate Research has initiated a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in the fields of Astronomy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geosciences, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology/Archaeology. The registry is free of charge to students and is accessed at http://www.cur.org/about.html We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
|The Grants and Research Team (G&R Team) is a Faculty Senate advisory committee that provides support, advice, and assistance to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Team members serve for a minimum of two years.|
|Dr. Joseph Cudjoe||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Dr. Tunde Szecsi||College of Education|
|Dr. Peter Reuter||College of Health Professions and Social Work|
|Ms. Danielle Rosenthal||Library Services|
|Dr. Walter Rodriguez||Lutgert College of Business|
|Dr. Ashraf Badir||U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering|
|Dr. Tachung Yih (ex-officio)||Office of Research & Graduate Studies|
|Ms. Sandra Terranova (recording)||Office of Research & Graduate Studies|