Research & Sponsored Programs

$301 million

Research funding since opening in 1997

Research Enriches

Faculty and Students

$26.18 million

Research funding for fiscal year 2021-2022

Awards Received Last Quarter

Bonita Springs Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) 2022 City of Bonita Springs Dr. Margaret Banyan
Brodie Undergraduate Research Funds 2022-2023 Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Dr. Kimberly Tucker
Early Learning Child Development Center Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Dr. Thomas Roberts
Early Literacy and Learning Model 2022-2023 Naples Children Education Foundation Dr. Vickie Johnston
Focus on Four and ELLM Lee County 2022-2023 Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Dr. Elizabeth Elliott
Fort Myers Beach Fire District Financial Assessment Fort Myers Beach Fire District Amir Borges Ferreira Neto
Lee County Small Business Development Initiative Lee County Board of County Commissioners LaShaun Collier
Nurse Anesthetist Training Program 2022-2023 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Dr. Virginia Londahl-Ramsey
Schulze Alternative Pathways for STEM Teacher Education 2022 Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Dr. Kimberly Tucker
Small Business Development Center - 2021-2022 University of West Florida LaShaun Collier
Supporting Young Children’s Literacy and Learning Skills through ELLM and Focus on 4-Collier Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Dr. Elizabeth Elliott
The Cacho Research Funds Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Dr. Kimberly Tucker
Year 2-FGCU Mathletes Circle for Bright and Talented Middle School Students Mathematical Association of America Dr. Meneka Navaratna

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About Externally Funded Research

Funding SourcesNeed assistance finding a Research Sponsor? See whatfunding sourcesare available.

Externally Funded Awards (EFA) Guidelines and Procedures:

Misconduct in ResearchFGCU 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 establishedMisconduct in Research proceduresthat 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

For more information and assistance with RSC, please contact Rhonda Holtzclaw at 239-590-1037

Conflicts of InterestPlease refer to the Faculty2018–2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Employee Handbook, and FGCU regulationFGCU-PR5.012 Outside Employment/Activity Regulationfor conflicts of interest relating to your employment with the university.

FGCU offers an online Conflict of Interest course through theCollaborative 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 theIntellectual Property Policyor theStudent Created Intellectual Property policy.

Complete the onlineInvention Disclosure Form.

EquipmentFGCU 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.


Explore the resources available at theLSSF Resource Portal.

Student Research


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Research Day 2022

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

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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
Higgins, Rosemary Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs (239) 590-7021
Pannone, Kristen Grant Coordinator II (239) 590-7908
Payne, Nadia Data Management & Analysis Specialist (239) 590-1853
Pollock, Tina Accountant II (239) 590-7323