Research & Sponsored Programs

$260 million

Research Funding since opening in 1997

Research Enriches

The Student Experience

$14.95 million

Research funding for fiscal year 2019-2020

Awards Received Last Quarter

Planning Grant for an Indigenous Capacity Building Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources Native American Agricultural Fund (NAAF) Dr. Barbara Birou
FL Dept of State:  Library Science CARES Act Funding: Scanning for Safer more Useful Resources at FGCU Florida Department of State Dr. Jeremy Brown
Small Business Development Center 2020-2021 University of West Florida Dr. Lois Knox
Equipment Grant for EGS 1006L, CEG 3011C and CGN 4802 Edwin J. Beccue Memorial Foundation Trust Dr. Tanya Kunberger
FGCU Mathletes Circle for Bright and Talented Middle School Students Mathematical Association of America Dr. Meneka Navaratna
Implementation of a Study to Assess the Health Effects from Exposure to Aerosolized Cyanobacterial Toxins ABT Associates Dr. Michael Parsons
Limnological assessment of 40 ponds of the Bonita Bay Community Association Bonita Bay Community Development Association Dr. Serge Thomas
HEERF CARES Institutional Funding Part II U.S. Department of Education Mr. David Vazquez
HEERF CARES Student Financial Aid Funding Part II US Department of Education Mr. David Vazquez
Measurement of cyanotoxin aerosolization to understand the potential impact on human health Florida Department of Health Dr. Barry Rosen
Southwest Florida Community Foundation Scholarship Southwest Florida Community Foundation Dr. Aysegul Timur
Cayo Costa State Park Research Project-2021 Florida Department of Environmental Protection Dr. Phillip Allman
Pasco County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Diver Course Pasco County Florida - Sheriff's Office Dr. Michael Parsons
Professional Development Residency Program-Heat Stress Conditions & Awareness for Roofers AGC Education and Research Foundation Dr. Kenneth Sands

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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
Ford, Judi Grant Specialist II (239) 590-7549
Gilmore, Donna Director (239) 590-7582
Nikolov, Darina Administrative Assistant II (239) 590-7020
Payne, Nadia
Data Management & Analysis Specialist (239) 590-1853
Pollock, Tina Accountant II (239) 590-7323
tba Grant Coordinator II