The Whitaker Center facilitates student research by providing assistance through summer research scholarships, research proposal development, selection of faculty supervisors, and the IRB approval process. In addition, the Center assists students and their supervisors in the publication and dissemination of the research results. We provide leadership in the development of undergraduate research protocols that can be duplicated within the university and other post secondary institutions.
The Whitaker Center assists the FGCU Foundation in identifying STEM majors for summer research scholarships. Students must also complete the Foundation Scholarship application by March 1 2015 to be eligible for these scholarships. This form can be found here.
Description of Scholarships:
Alice and Karl Sheffield Scholarship for STEM Undergraduate Research - $5,000 summer scholarship to conduct research with a faculty research advisor and $5,000 research support (includes travel for student and faculty advisor and supplies).
Requirements: Student must provide a letter of support from their faculty research advisor, complete the online application, be a STEM major, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Blair Foundation Environmental Sciences Scholarship - $5,000 summer scholarship to conduct research with an FGCU faculty advisor.
Requirements: Student must provide a letter of support from their faculty research advisor, demonstrate a serious commitment to protecting the environment, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be an upperclassmen pursuing one of the following majors: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Marine Science, or a graduate student in Environmental Science.
Copy of application for preparation purposes (you must apply online).
The Deadline to complete this application is Feb. 20, 2015.
Many faculty members from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education, and the School of Engineering, as affiliates of the Whitaker Center, encourage the involvement of undergraduate students in their research activities. The list below contains those faculty members that are interested in serving as research mentors, along with their respective interests. Click on the faculty member’s name to learn more about their research interests. Consider contacting them if you are interested in their research area.