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.

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, Sherry Larkin.

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
Florida A&M President
1601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3225

(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 227, 11200 SW 8th Street
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
2800 University Blvd N
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
5800 Bay Shore Road
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
Sherry Larkin
2306 Mowry Road, Bldg. 164
P.O. Box 110400
Gainesville, FL 32611-0400
(352) 392-5870


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
1 UNF Drive
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