Research & Sponsored Programs

Announcing the opportunity to be selected as an FGCU Emerging Mixed Methods Research Scholar (EMMS) for 2021-2022!
Download and complete the application before the November 15 deadline.

Guiding Values of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

FGCU Information for Externally Sponsored Research and COVID-19

FGCU Information for Research Compliance and COVID-19

$275 million

Research funding since opening in 1997

Research Enriches

The Student Experience

$15.46 million

Research funding for fiscal year 2020-2021

Awards Received Last Quarter

Quantifying Life Cycle and Phosphorus Uptake and Release from Periphyton and Phytoplankton Communities South Florida Water Management District Dr.  Barry Rosen
Assessing Ligand vs Ligandless Catalysis to Simplify Chemical Transformations and Drug Discovery National Institutes of Health Dr. Alejandro Bugarin
Talent Search Project 2021-2026 US Department of the Interior Dr.  Angela Corley
FGCU Art Galleries GPS 2021-22 Florida Division of Cultural Affairs John Loscuito
Heat Stress Conditions & Awareness for Roofers The Roofing Alliance Kenneth Sands
Aging Services, Wellness Services and Evidence-based Programs Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging Dr.  Chuck Lindsey
Teacher Recruitment, Development, Retention & Recognition Activities 2021-2022 Florida Department of Education Dr.  Ann Tilman
State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) 2021-2022 Florida Department of Education Margaret Sullivan
Herbicides and other organic contaminants in Southwest Florida waters Captains for Clean Water Puspa Adhikari
WGCU FCC Earth Station Lump Sum Agreement Federal Communication Commission Corey Lewis
Eastern Indigo Snake Project Johnson Engineering Inc. Dr. Andrew Durso
Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program David Lawrence Mental Health Services, Inc. Dr. Ann Cary
Economic Impact of Citrus Greening USDA Fritz Roka
2021-2022 Tobacco Affiliation Agreement Gulfcoast South AHEC Anne Nolan
Roca-Moon Grant for Consciousness Raising in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion FGCU Foundation Dr. Maria Roca
Geochemical and Rock Mechanics Analysis of Cores Collected as Part of the North Lake Okeechobee ASR Project South Florida Water Management District Dr. James MacDonald

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About Externally Funded Research

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

Externally Funded Awards (EFA) Guidelines and Procedures:

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

For more information and assistance with RSC, please contact Rhonda Holtzclaw at 239-590-1037 or

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.

Equipment  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 2021 will take place as a virtual event in conjunction with Community Engagement.
It will be held via Zoom on Friday, April 16th.
You can view the details on the Eagle X page.

View Research Day 2020 Winners

Research Day

View the list of 2020 winners.

View the Research Day 2020 Program for details.

View Poster Presentation Samples

Contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Mailing Address:
Modular 4
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965–6565

Name Title Email Phone
Alexander, Sherry Research Compliance Coordinator (239) 590-7522
Apostol, Ruxy Administrative Specialist (239) 590-7881
Casey, Jim Interim Associate Vice President (239) 590-7021
Chiriguayo, Maureen Grant Coordinator II (239) 590-7022
Ford, Judi Grant Specialist II (239) 590-7549
Gilmore, Donna Director (239) 590-7582
Payne, Nadia
Data Management & Analysis Specialist (239) 590-1853
Pollock, Tina Accountant II (239) 590-7323
tba Administrative Assistant II