Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees (FGCU) acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that FGCU intends to use no less than 50% of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive from the U.S. Department of Education for distribution to students is $5,571,810. The total amount that has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 12, 2020 is $1,418,011 to 1,539 students. The amount of funding received by each student can be found in this CARES document.
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act is 12,000. Those students who met the eligibility requirements to receive FGCU (CARES Act) Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 484 of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 have been given an application to apply for this funding. The students who met the eligibility to receive this funding were given the following instructions, directions or guidance: Students were notified via email and encouraged to complete the FGCU (CARES Act) Emergency Financial Aid grant application. The University posted the availability of the CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants, along with questions and answers at the CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions.
FGCU Information for Externally Sponsored Research and COVID-19
FGCU Information for Research Compliance and COVID-19
Office of Research & Graduate Studies (ORGS)
The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
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.
See the 2018-2019 grant and contract recipients
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Research Funding since opening in 1997
The Student Experience
Research funding for fiscal year 2018-2019
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.
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 RSC.
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 the Compliance Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and assistance with ISC, please contact Rhonda Holtzclaw at 239-590-1037 or email@example.com.
Conflicts of Interest — Please refer to the Faculty 2018–2021 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.
Intellectual Property — Pursuant to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Intellectual Property Policy (Policy No. 2.002), “The University is implementing this authority through this Intellectual Property Policy, which requires that all Florida Gulf Coast University employees disclose certain works and inventions that are developed or discovered while affiliated with the University.” View the Intellectual Property Policy or the Student Created Intellectual Property policy.
Complete and submit the PDF fillable Invention Disclosure Form.
Research Day 2020 took place as a virtual event in conjunction with Community Engagement. It was held via Zoom on Friday, April 17th. You can view the details on the Community Engagement and Research Day page.
Centers & Institutes
Guidelines on Establishing and Reviewing Centers and Institutes at Florida Gulf Coast University
Contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Howard Hall 202
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965–6565
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|Ford, Judi||Grant Specialist IIemail@example.com||(239) 590-7549|
|Gilmore, Donna||Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(239) 590-7582|
|Jones, Ashley||Grant Coordinator IIemail@example.com||(239) 590-7022|
|Pollock, Tina||Accountant IIfirstname.lastname@example.org||(239) 590-7323|