Graduate Student Research Awards


To support independent projects, conference travel, or research required for degree completion.


Applicants must be graduate degree candidates in good standing at the University of West Florida.

Award Details

Award amounts vary by application type.  

Guidelines and Submission Instructions

Application Guidelines for Fall 2014 Graduate Student Research Awards

Fall 2014 Application Cover Page

Post-Award Resources

Calendar of Events for Graduate Student Research Awards

CYCLE 1 - FALL 2014
Call for Proposals: Fall 2014 Awards (Cycle 1)
Friday, August 29, 2014
Submission Deadline for Fall 2014 Awards:
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM CST
SCAC Fall 2014 Awards Decision Meeting:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Call for Proposals: Spring 2015 (Cycle 2)
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Submission Deadline for Spring 2015 Awards:
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM CST
SCAC Spring 2015 Awards Decision Meeting:
Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring 2014 Winners

NameDepartmentProject Title
Carlos M. Arango Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science Screen time, cardiorespiratory fitness, and adiposity among school-age children from Monteria, Columbia
Andre Calaminus Environmental Studies Locating and identifying the changes in size and shape of cypress domes within the Florida Panhandle using satellite imagery and aerial photography
Stacy Cecil Biology Multiple paternity and cryptic female choice in chained catshark, Scyliorhinus retifer
Matthew Christenson Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science Effects of whole body immersion cryotherapy on recovery, fatigue, and peak anaerobic power in collegiate rugby players
Ashley Earls Biology The effect of ecological factors on the movement and behavior of the sand dollar, Mellita tenuis
Catherine Gross Environmental Studies Coastal dune lakes of Northwest Florida: Are they lakes, estuaries, or unique aquatic systems?
William Taylor Howard Psychology The impact of environmental factors on transfer of training over time
Josette Hutcheson Biology Bacterioplankton community response to solar radiation in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico
Sarah Jonas Research and Advanced Studies Vietnamese Refugee Camp, Eglin Air Force Base, 1975
Claire Lacey Environmental Studies Spatial and temporal variability of Karenia brevis within the Choctawhatchee Bay System
James Lewis Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science Effect of an acute bout of intense cycling on neutrophil and heat shock protein 72kda expression
Bethany McAcy Biology Thermal ecology of diamond killfish, Adinia xenica
Richard Perry Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science The effects of endurance exercise on mitochondrial biogeneisis in neutrophils
Mariah Pfleger Biology Dogfish shark speciation in the Gulf of Mexico
Jacqueline Rodgers Archaeology Archaeological investigations of previously excavated collections from Pensacola's Red Light District
Stormy Speaks Psychology The impact of environmental factors on transfer of training over time
Lydia Toenes Nursing Exploration of nursing student experiences with simulation-based education
Rebecca Varney Biology Phylogeography of the hagfishes of the Gulf of Mexico
Shevan Wilkin Anthropology Domestic violence in Peru's prehistory

Past Graduate Student SCAC Award Recipients

Fall 2013 SCAC Recipients