Research & Sponsored Programs

$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

2022 Red Tide Monitoring in Coastal Waters and Benthic Environments of southwest Florida (Lee and Collier Counties) Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Dr. Michael Parsons
22RRE07: Development and application of vulnerability analysis tools for Southwest Florida - Phase I Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners Dr. Michael Savarese
22RRE08: Managerial support for the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact / aka: Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact Vulnerability Data and Resiliency Tool Assessment Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners Dr. Michael Savarese
American Rescue Plan Evaluation for Collier County Collier County Board of County Commissioners Dr. Ann Cary
Broadening the Search for M Dwarf Oscillations with TESS National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Dr. Derek Buzasi
Cayo Costa State Park Research Project-2022 Florida Park Service Dr. Phillip Allman
Center for Autism - CARD 2022 University of South Florida Christine Maughan
Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative 2022-2023 Florida Department of Education Dr. Shawn Felton
Economic Study of Sales Tax Lee County Public Schools Dr. Amir Borges Ferreira Neto
FGCU - Feasibility of the Musical Contour Regulation Facilitation (MCRF) Intervention to Promote Emotion Regulation in At-risk Preschoolers: A Clinical Pilot Study American Music Therapy Association Dr. Kimberly Sena Moore
Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Program 2022 University of West Florida LaShaun Collier
Head Start Coach District School Board of Collier County Dr. Vickie Johnston
Human Resources Benchmarking Study Bonita Bay Community Association Dr. Jenny Manegold
Lee County Workforce Development Initiative Lee County Board of County Commissioners Dr. Aysegul Timur
Precision Systems for Waste Mediation and Agrivoltaic Production in South West Florida U.S. Department of Agriculture Dr. Derek Lura
PSEP/ Scholars Program, FGCU - Team 9 Hendry/Glades United Way September Gant
PSEP/Scholars Program, FGCU-Team 31, United Way Lee United Way September Gant
WGCU Elder Suicide Project – Race to Solve Suicide Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. Corey Lewis

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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 the online 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

The Office of Scholarly Innovation & Student Research supports hands-on experiences through research, employment opportunities, and various academic awards to facilitate student and faculty learning within any discipline.

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Research Day 2022

Research Day 2022 will take place on Friday, April 22nd. View details on the Eagle X page.

Learn More About Research Day 2022

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
Ford, Judi Grant Coordinator I (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