Announcements Research Integrity

Academic Affairs Announcements

March 23, 2021

  1. IRB protocols
  2. IACUC proposals
  3. External Scholarships

From:  Michael Eskenazi, IRB Chair 

The deadline to submit Full Board Review protocols for review by the end of the semester is Wednesday April 7th.  The deadline to submit Exempt or Expedited Review protocols for review by the end of the semester is Wednesday April 14th.  Any protocols submitted after these dates will be reviewed in the order of their submission at the beginning of the fall semester. 

If you cannot meet these deadlines but have work that will begin over the summer, please let me know and I will review these Exempt or Expedited Review protocols after the deadline.  However, Full Board Review protocols must be submitted before April 7th for work that will begin over the summer.  

Please be sure to use the updated Protocol Description Form and Consent Form when submitting your IRB application.  These forms can be found at the bottom of the main page of MentorIRB.  You can access MentorIRB through the Resources tab in MyStetson. 

If you have questions about whether you need to submit your research for IRB review, what your level of review should be, or anything else, please contact me at [email protected] or 386-822-7398.  

From: Melissa Gibbs, Professor & Director of the Aquatic & Marine Biology Program

Attention all faculty members who plan to conduct new research projects involving non-human vertebrate animals this summer: 

As is our usual routine, if you plan to work with non-human vertebrate animals this summer for a research project that has not yet been approved by the IACUC, you will need to submit a proposal for our review by Friday April 23rd. The forms and guidelines used for writing proposals can be found on the Provost’s web page: If you have several students who are all working on a similar project with you, you may choose to submit a single proposal and list the names of students who will be participating. You and your students, however, must have completed some form of IACUC training within the past two years, and have submitted health forms (to Campus Health Services) for review.

We offer research training through CITI You will need to register for CITI using your Stetson ID, and then select the basic Working with the IACUC module. There are several other modules that you might want to have your research students complete (e.g. Mice & Rats, Wildlife Research, Working with Amphibians, Working with Fish). 

The next call for proposals and reviews will be in early August, with a deadline toward the end of that month.

You will be notified individually if you need to submit a continuing review form or a project completion form.

From:  Grace Kaletski Maisel, Learning & Information Literacy Librarian, Research & External Scholarships Advisor

This advising season, I encourage you to keep distinguished scholarships and fellowships in mind. If you have a student who expresses interest or shows promise for a distinguished scholarship/fellowship opportunity, please refer them to Research & External Scholarships Advisor Grace Kaletski-Maisel at [email protected], or the appropriate campus advisor listed below. 

An info session for students providing information on a variety of opportunities will be held on Tuesday, March 23rd from 12-1 PM via Zoom. RSVP at Cultural credit is available for this event.  Additional information is online at

Name of Scholarship/Fellowship ProgramCampus Representative
Barry S. Goldwater ScholarshipMike King
Harry S. Truman ScholarshipDavid Hill
Morris K. Udall FoundationWendy Anderson
Fulbright Student ProgramBill Nylen & Ana Servigna
James C. Gaither Junior FellowsTim Stiles
Rhodes Scholarship & Marshall ScholarshipMelinda Hall
Boren Awards & Critical Languages ScholarshipYohann Ripert

Submitted via email from the Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs

ACE Women's Network Announcements Faculty Mini-Grants

2021 ACEWNFL State Conference Mini-Grants

The 2021 ACE Women’s Network of Florida State Conference will offer a jam-packed morning of leadership development with peers from across the state.
As a result of the generous support of our presidential sponsor, Prez Chris Roellke, Stetson University is pleased to offer mini-grants to Stetson staff and faculty to cover the cost of registration for the Conference. Please complete the brief application form below by March 22, 2021. Mini-grant recipients will receive notice of award and will be automatically registered. Please ensure correct contact information when filling out the form

ACE Women's Network

Upcoming events: Stetson’s chapter of the ACE Women’s Network of Florida

Stetson’s chapter of the ACE Women’s Network of Florida invites you to save the dates for the following leadership development events, open to staff and faculty. All learners welcome, irrespective of gender identity. Please share with your staff and faculty and encourage colleagues to participate. Check out the special perk for the statewide conference and Happy Women’s History Month!


EVENT: Lunch & Learn with Randall Croom, Ph.D., assistant professor of Management, Stetson University

TOPIC: Professionalism as a Practice

DATE: March 18, 2021

TIME: noon-1 p.m.

LOCATION: JOIN the Lunch & Learn

Career success is about more than just whether we can get the job done–it’s how we do it. One key to getting things done well is professionalism. More than just a way of describing someone (i.e. professional vs. unprofessional), professionalism is a practice that we can all engage in. Professionalism as a practice may be the secret to better organizations, better outcomes, and more satisfying work experiences. Additionally, professionalism can make it easier to market yourself both inside and outside your organization. We’ll talk about the tenets of professionalism, how to become a more professional practitioner, and how they can help with career navigation.


EVENT: Coffee & Conversation with presidential sponsor and president, Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, Florida International University

TOPIC: Leading with Collaboration in Community

DATE: March 26, 2021

TIME: 9-10 a.m.

LOCATION: Join the Coffee & Conversations Watch Party – information forthcoming


EVENT: 2021 State Conference

THEME: The Hill We Climb: Leading with Hope

DATE: April 9, 2021

TIME: 9 a.m.-noon

COST: $25

LOCATION: Live Virtual Event – registration information forthcoming

MINI-GRANTS: Mini-grants are available to cover the cost of registration. Deadline: March 22, 2021. Mini-grant recipients will be auto-registered for the conference and will receive confirmation via EventBrite. We are indebted to Prez Chris Roellke, presidential sponsor of the ACEWNFL, for this generous support.

ABOUT THE ACE WOMEN’S NETWORK OF FLORIDA: Stetson University is a proud Presidential Sponsor of the ACE Women’s Network of Florida. The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state with the goal of advancing and supporting women in pursuing higher education leadership. ACE aims to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link and support (IDEALS) women in higher education careers. For details about the ACE Women’s Network and Stetson’s activities, visit the website or contact Rosalie Richards or Lua Hancock.