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Participating Institutions

Florida Sea Grant is a State University System Center with a statewide mandate. The University of Florida serves as the host campus for Florida Sea Grant, but sixteen core institutions actively participate in Florida Sea Grant programs and research, including public and private universities, and research laboratories.

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Campus Coordinators

Each Participating Institution in Florida has a designated campus coordinator who serves as a liaison with faculty and students at their campus and Florida Sea Grant, conveying information about funding and other opportunities. Campus coordinators also participate in the development of goals and objectives in our strategic plan, which is updated every four years and guides priorities for research, extension and education. Campus Coordinators also periodically are asked to serve on review panels for student scholarships.

Any academic institution in Florida that offers bachelor’s or advanced degrees related to coastal and ocean issues may join Florida Sea Grant as a Participating Institution. All that is required is appointment of a Campus Coordinator and agreement to our standard terms of awarding funds. These include:

  • a cost share of 0.5 non-federal dollars for each 1 federal dollar awarded on research grants
  • standard federal overhead on biennial and regional research grants, but no overhead on Program Development (PD) grants less than $10,000, or on fellowships or scholarships.

Institutions interested in joining Florida Sea Grant should contact Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens.

Regardless of whether or not a Florida academic institution is designated as a participating institution, its faculty and students are fully eligible to apply for and receive funding for research projects and scholarships from Florida Sea Grant.

Florida A&M University
Larry Robinson
Institute of Environmental Sciences
Foote-Hylier Room 301
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3276

Florida Atlantic University
Dennis Hanisak
5600 US 1 North
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946
(561) 465-2400 x306

Florida Gulf Coast University
Darren Rumbold
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-7527

Florida Institute of Technology
Ralph Turingan
150 West University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901-6982
(321) 674-8037

Florida International University
James Fourqurean
Dept of Biological Sciences
Oe 212, University Park
Miami, FL 33199-0001
(305) 348-4084

Florida State University
Felicia C. Coleman
Coastal and Marine Laboratory
3618 Highway 98
St. Teresa, FL 32358-2702
(850) 697-4120

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Dennis Hanisak
5600 US 1 North
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946
(561) 465-2400 x306

Jacksonville University
A. Quinton White, Jr.
Marine Science Research Institute
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 256-7766

Mote Marine Laboratory
Kenneth M. Leber
1600 Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-4441 ext 406

New College of Florida
Sandra L. Gilchrist
Division of Natural Sciences
5700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197
(941) 359-4370

Nova Southeastern University
Mahmood Shivji
Guy Harvey Research Institute
Oceanographic Center
8000 N Ocean Drive
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 262-3653

University of Central Florida
Linda Walters
Department of Biology
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2148

University of Florida
Karl Havens
PO Box 110400
Gainesville, FL 32611-0400
(352) 392-5870 x 227

University of Miami
Nelson Ehrhardt
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1031
(305) 361-4741

University of North Florida
Eric G. Johnson
Biology Department
Building 59, Room 1312
4567 St. John’s Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-2830

University of South Florida
Chris Stallings
College of Marine Science
140 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 553-3371

University of West Florida
William Huth
Office of Research & Graduate Studies
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
(850) 474-2826