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 Spring 2015 Graduate Student Research Awards

Spring 2015 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

Fall 2014 Winners

Class A GrantsDepartmentProject Title
Duffy, Allyn Biology The role of temperature in recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin (diadema antillarum)
Harding, Gregg Anthropology and Archaeology Radiocarbon dating of the lime pit cave prehistoric pit features
Knutson, Jennifer Anthropology Cassina residue testing of an Apalachee ceramic jar
Lanning, Sarah Exercise Science & Community Health Can chronic electric simulation mimic the effects of endurance exercise?
Li, Sijia Psychology Burnout, its antecedents and outcomes, in a healthcare organization
Pigott, Michelle Anthropology Apalachee culture change in the 18th century
Smith, Cole Anthropology Organic residues relative to archaeological residues of Ilex vomitoria
Talbot, Serena Biology Differentiation- associated changes in the Glycoproteome of Tetrahymena patula
Tereszkiewicz, Peter Environmental Studies Comparison of permeable and impermeable groin structures along the North Yucatan coast
Class B GrantsDepartmentProject Title
Christenson, Matthew Exercise Science & Community Health Effects of whole body immersion cryotherapy on recovery, fatigue and peak anaerobic power in collegiate rugby players
Coppola, Philip Biology Quantifying habitat influences and snail density on prey availability to snail kites-phase 2
Class C GrantsDepartmentProject Title
Clare, Colleen Business Development of strategic and tactical information systems solutions for e-hotel business
Correa, Daniel Research & Advanced Studies The immigrant experience of Chinese and Mexicans in the United States
Lucena, Rita Exercise Science & Community Health Balance and strength training in older adults: Impact of a six-week intervention on balance related measures
Namniek, Becca English & World Languages Women’s rites and resistances: “A dancer” on the Jewish historical stage
Woods, John Research & Advanced Studies Aiming high: U.S. Air Force veterans as leaders in the Civil Rights Movement

Past Graduate Student SCAC Award Recipients

Spring 2014 SCAC Recipients

Fall 2013 SCAC Recipients