Research & Sponsored Programs

Office of Research & Graduate Studies (ORGS)

ORGS contains: The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and The Office of Graduate Studies

Whether studying the effects of water quality on our precious Florida resources and landscape or surveying the spread of infectious diseases via mosquitos, the research conducted by FGCU faculty, students, and staff contributes to the intellectual discussion of the academic community, impacts the local community, shapes policy within the state of Florida, sets trends on the national landscape, and starts dialogues all over the world. We strongly recommend that all graduate and undergraduate students take part in research and scholarly/creative works under the mentorship of our faculty.

The FGCU Office of Research & Sponsored Programs reviews and submits research, training, and community service proposals, and accepts externally funded awards on behalf of the university. The office also negotiates contracts and sub-awards, oversees awards, and coordinates the university's research compliance committees and export controls program.

Some Examples Of What We Do

$234 million

Research Funding since opening in 1997

Research Enriches

The Student Experience

$11.1 million

Research funding for fiscal year 2017-18

 

Research In The Field

In addition our on-campus research, FGCU has several off-campus locations from which research is being conducted.

Funding and Managing Your Grant

PreAward Proposal Development & Submission — All externally sponsored research grant proposals must be processed through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS). Go to PreAward Proposal Development & Submission for information about Internal Clearance Routing, Budget Proposal & Justification, and Institutional Information.


PostAward Grant Management  PostAward Management is a shared responsibility between the ORGS, the Principal Investigator, the Office of Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Procurement Services and other University offices. Go to PostAward for information about Grant Management, Effort Reporting, and Audit.


Internal Awards  Undergraduate Student Scholarship Support Award (USSSA), jointly sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Scholarship (OUS) and the ORGS, provides grants in support of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. USSSA supports and advances faculty research as well as enriches the student-centered learning environment. It is available to promote undergraduate student research participation across all academic disciplines at FGCU.


Funding Sources  Need assistance finding a Research Sponsor? See what funding sources are available.


Overall Research Grant Guidelines  Two important overall guidelines: Guidelines for Sponsored Research & Programs and F&A (Indirect) Cost and Residual Returns

Research Compliance Committees  Compliance Committees provide FGCU researchers assistance in complying with the various federal, state and university regulations. Go to Regulatory Compliance Committees for information on IACUC, IRB, and ISC.


Export Controls  The U.S. government controls exports of sensitive equipment, software and technology as a means to promote our national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Because of this, Export Control is an essential part of research management. Get more information on  Export Controls.


Misconduct in Research  FGCU holds all individuals involved in scientific research and scholarly/creative activity to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of these activities. Faculty, staff, and students are expected to comply with generally accepted ethical and legal standards for the conduct of and reporting of possible violations in the conduct scientific research and scholarly/creative activity.

FGCU has established Misconduct in Research procedures that apply to individuals (other than students involved in regular classroom assignments) engaged in any form of research and scholarship, funded or otherwise, in every discipline throughout FGCU.

For more information and assistance with IACUC and IRB applications, please contact Sandra Terranova at 239-590-7522 or sterranova@fgcu.edu.

For more information and assistance with ISC, please contact Rhonda Holtzclaw at 239-590-1037 or rholtzcl@fgcu.edu.


Conflicts of Interest  Please refer to the Faculty 2011–2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Employee Handbook, and FGCU regulation FGCU-PR5.012 Outside Employment/Activity Regulation for conflicts of interest relating to your employment with the university.

FGCU offers an online Conflict of Interest course through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The course includes basic background in the elements of the revised Public Health Service (PHS) federal regulations on financial conflicts of interest and investigator and institutional responsibilities. CITI registration and logon instructions can be found by clicking on the above link.

FGCU has partnered with LifeSciences South Florida (LSSF).

The overall goals of this initiative are to continue building a South Florida life science cluster, foster collaboration, enhance education opportunities, and increase access to and utilization of expensive instruments.

Today the database includes a searchable list of scientific instruments (manufacturer, model, and specifications), institution and point of contact (e-mail and telephone). You may search by instrument (e.g. confocal microscope) or institution (e.g. Florida Gulf Coast University). If you are interested in gaining access to any of the instruments in the database, the place to start is the point of contact. In the future the site will include a uniform terms of use agreement and confirmed availability.

Explore the resources available at the LSSF Resource Portal

Student Research

Research Day 2019 will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 2019  at the Cohen Center. The Office of Research & Graduate Studies (ORGS) and the Faculty Senate Grants & Research Team (GRT) cordially invite all faculty, research personnel/staff, graduate students and undergraduate students to register by submitting the Research Day 2019 Submission Form. The submission deadline is 5:00 pm, Friday, February 22nd, 2019.

Please note that faculty or faculty mentor/advisor is responsible for reviewing the Research Day 2019 Submission Form. Please direct inquiries to Research Events.

We would like to encourage you and your student(s) to participate in this major annual event. Research Day offers you and your student(s) the opportunity to showcase and be recognized for your research findings and contributions.

Whitaker Center

Student conducting chemistry experiment

Research Day 2018

Poster Samples

Centers & Institutes

Guidelines on Establishing and Reviewing Centers and Institutes at Florida Gulf Coast University

Contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Mailing Address:
Howard Hall 202
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
research@fgcu.edu

Name Title Email Phone
Gilmore, Donna Director dgilmore@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7582
Nikolov, Darina Senior Grants Specialist dnikolov@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7549
Pollock, Tina Senior Grants Specialist tpollock@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7323
Terranova, Sandra Research Compliance Coordinator sterranova@fgcu.edu (239) 590-7522