Support Student Research Through SISR


Research Opens Doors
Skills Apply in the Workplace and in Graduate School

Students are scholars. Through research, they engage with and contribute to our body of knowledge while developing skills for the workplace or the pursuit of an advanced degree. Florida Gulf Coast University’s Office of Scholarly Innovation & Student Research supports research, scholarship, and creative activities across all disciplines.

Research experience can be beneficial to careers in a classroom, courtroom, boardroom, and much more. The process teaches students project design from start to finish, allows them to embrace constructive criticism and develop the ability to overcome challenges. It also emphasizes using critical analysis for decision making by leading students to refine their ideas based on evidence. Research hones skills in verbal and written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, resiliency, teamwork, ethics, and compliance.

These skills appeal to employers seeking graduates able to work independently and with a team, and who can express thoughts clearly and concisely to different audiences. Students pursuing an advanced degree also benefit by having already presented at conferences and published their work as undergraduates.


"Student research closes the gap between the present and the future as undergraduate and graduate researchers seek a brighter tomorrow. These young minds ask tough questions and, with the guidance of their faculty mentor, they find creative ways to investigate them."

-Melodie H. Eichbauer, Ph.D.

  Interim Director
  Scholarly Innovation & Student Research



Make a Gift To the Office of Scholarly Innovation & Student Research

The Office of Scholarly Innovation & Student Research provides funds for students to purchase supplies, present at conferences, and for graduate students to conduct research to complete their degree. To make a gift, please select “Other” in the drop down box and then type “Fund: 25042 FGCU Student Research” in the description box.

We welcome gifts of any amount and we are grateful for your generosity!