Grants and Research Team

Name Department TERM ENDS
Rob Sillevis  MCHHS 2022
Julia Yazici LCOB 2020
Derek Lura (Chair) WCE 2020
Megan Just COE 2021
Steve Rokusek LIB 2022
Lyndsay Rhodes CAS 2021
Reid Lennertz SOE 2022

2019-20 schedule is forthcoming.


Team By-Laws

(i) Composition

The Grants and Research Team consists of one faculty member representing each academic unit and a representative from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies as a non-voting, ex officio member and as the VPAA designee. The Team facilitator is elected by the Grant and Research Team and must be at the rank of Associate Professor or higher and have served at least one year on the Grants and Research Team.

(ii) Responsibilities and Duties

The Grants and Research Team is a standing committee of the collegial faculty governance system, reporting to the Faculty Senate. It provides a direct faculty voice regarding all matters pertaining to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The team, at the direction of the Senate leadership, reviews and recommends policies, concerning matters relating to research and sponsored programs at the University. The Grants and Research Team has specific responsibility for: Reviewing proposals for Center and Institute establishment and making recommendations; Reviewing annual reports for Centers and Institutes and making recommendations regarding their performance and sustainability; Reviewing Internal Grant proposals and making recommendations for funding; Reviewing Graduate Research Assistantship proposals and making recommendations for funding; Reviewing and selecting from multiple grant proposals where grantor imposes institutional submission limits; Reviewing guidelines and providing support to university-wide research activities, such as FGCU’s Research Day; Advising the Office of Research and Sponsor Programs on all policies, procedures, and matters related to research and sponsored programs, including items such as appropriation of return overhead funds and recommendations regarding support services to stimulate successful generation of sponsored research.