Research & Sponsored Programs

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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

2021-2022-Long-Term Health Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms Program Florida Atlantic University Dr. Michael Parsons
A Regional, Collaborative, Examination of Mangrove Forest Dynamics in Southwest Florida FGCU Foundation Dr. Edwin Everham
College Reach Out Program 2021-2022 Florida Department of Education September Gant
CPB WGCU-FM 2021-2022 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Corey Lewis
CPB WGCU-TV 2021-2022 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Corey Lewis
Fulbright TEA for international Secondary School Teachers of English, Science, Technology, Engineering, EFL, and Mathematics (e-STEEM) Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) U.S. Dept. of State Dr. Ally Zhou
Novel organic-ion-based technology for long-term virus preservation at ambient temperature National Institute of Health Dr. Arsalan Mirjafari
Safer, Unattended Laptop Lending at FGCU Florida Department of State Dr. Jeremy Brown
Student Research Infinity Ag Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Dr. Hidetoshi Urakawa
Understanding Harmful Algal Blooms-Temporal and Spatial Characterization of Microbial Communities from Lake Okeechobee - YEAR 2 - FUNDING WILL GO UNDER 20001 Nova Southeastern University Dr. Hidetoshi Urakawa
Veterans Florida 2022 Veterans Florida Dr. Sandra Kauanui
WGCU News in Española Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Corey Lewis
WGCU Public Radio Station Grant 2021-2022 Florida Department of Education Corey Lewis
WGCU Public Television Station Grant 2021-2022 Florida Department of Education Corey Lewis
Working with the Experts (WWE) 2021-2022 Florida Department of Education Margaret Sullivan

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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.

Learn More About SISR

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
Casey, Jim Interim Associate Vice President (239) 590-7021
Chiriguayo, Maureen Grant Coordinator II (239) 590-7022
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