Grants and Research Team

Buzasi, Derek  CAS 2024
Ungarean, Maureen COE 2026
Lennertz, Reid DKSOE 2025
Yazici, Julie LCOB 2026
Rokusek, Steve  LIB 2025
Dzioba, Christina MCHHS 2025
Savarese, Mike TWS 2025
Koufakou, Anna WCE 2026
Eichbauer, Melodie ex-officio, SISR  
Higgins, Rosemary ex-officio, ORSP  

Meeting Schedule 2023-2024

Date Document
Tuesday, September 5, 2023



Monday, September 11, 2023



Thursday, September 21, 2023




Team By-Laws

(i) Composition

The Grants and Research Team consists of one faculty member representing each academic unit. Additionally, two representatives from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will serve as a non-voting, ex officio members. One will be a designess of the Office of Scholarly Innovation & Student Research, and one will be a designee of Sponsored Programs. The Team chair is elected by the Grant and Research Team and must have served at least two years 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:  

  1. Reviewing proposals for Center and Institute establishment and making  recommendations;  
  2. Reviewing annual reports for Centers and Institutes and making recommendations regarding their performance and sustainability;  
  3. Reviewing Internal Grant proposals and making recommendations for funding;
  4. Reviewing Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (MDRI) proposals and making recommendations for funding;  
  5. Reviewing and selecting from multiple grant proposals where grantor imposes institutional submission limits;  
  6. Reviewing guidelines and providing support to university-wide research activities, such as FGCU’s Research Day;  
  7. Advising the Office of Research and Sponsored 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.