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.  

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

Guidelines and Submission Instructions

 Application Guidelines for Spring 2015 Graduate Student Research Awards

Spring 2015 Application Cover Page

Spring 2015 Winners

Class A GrantsDepartmentProject Title
Baine II, Gary Biology Factors Influencing Nutrient Flux & Phytoplankton Community Structure in Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi
Capps, Rachel Biology Temporal differences in nitrogen-fixation rates and abundances of dizotrophic bacteria within the rhizospheres and sediment of subtropical seagrass species, Thalassia testudinum and Halodule wrightii
Correa, Daniel Research & Advanced Studies Educational and Life Experiences of Doctoral Students in a Diversity Studies Program: A Narrative Inquiry Study
Dees, Daniel Biology Fungal Colonization in the Rhizosphere of Rice Plants
Errington, Claire Exercise Science Effects of a Commercially Available Energy Drink on Reaction Time, Cortisol, & Isometric Strength in Healthy College Students
Inman, Kristina Biology Investigations of HAX1 and HS1 Interactions
McCarthy, Katherine Biology Characterization on the effects of temperature, pH on the ctenophore wound healing response
McMillian, Mitchell Environmental Studies Estimating stream bank erosion: Improving practical methods
Mumford, Meghan Anthropology and Archaeology Pensacola’s Colonial Jail Archival Research
Sappington, Ericha Anthropology and Archaeology An Historical and Archaeological Analysis of Fort San Marcos de Apalache
Springer, Charles Exercise Science The effect of electrical stimulation of skeletal muscle on mitochondrial biogenesis
Class B GrantsDepartmentProject Title
Lanning, Sarah Exercise Science Can chronic electrical stimulation mimic the effects of endurance exercise?
Class C GrantsDepartmentProject Title
Coppola, Philip Biology Quantifying Habitat and Apple Snail Density Effects on Prey Availability to Snail Kites- Poster Presentation
Crawford, Mariel Exercise Science The Effects of Ankle Bracing and Direction on Knee Angles During Single-Leg Hop Tasks
Cruze, Zachery Anthropology and Archaeology Adapted Response to the Great Depression: The Garage Apartment’s Role
Cummins, Melanie Criminal Justice Homeless and Crime
Davis, Matthew Biology Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) Stock Structure
LaGasse, Stephanie English Courtly Love in the Book of the Duchess
Okray, Jillian Anthropology and Archaeology Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone: Examining Relationships Between the Living and the Dead Through Decorated Headstones
Varney, Rebecca Biology Development of novel microsatellites for the hagfish Eptatretus springeri and analysis of cross-amping capability to other hagfishes

Past Graduate Student SCAC Award Recipients

Fall 2014 SCAC Recipients

Spring 2014 SCAC Recipients

Fall 2013 SCAC Recipients