Research Administration and Development

Recently completed lab in the Undergraduate Research Center Lab, located in the Science Building C-Wing.
C-wing Lab
Maine State Senator Susan Collins talks with a student researcher at the Undergraduate Research Center.
Susan Collins
USM colleagues tour the recently completed lab in the Undergraduate Research Center.
Science Lab
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News & Events

The Office of Research Administration and Development is accepting proposals in response to the ongoing Call for Proposals for the Commercialization Gap Fund Program. Full-time USM faculty and staff from all colleges are eligible to apply. Graduate and undergraduate students who have discoveries and inventions resulting from their work at USM are eligible to participate as long as they identify an eligible USM faculty member or staff as the Principal Investigator. The objective of the program is to increase the commercialization of USM inventions and discoveries that align with one or more of the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) target areas. The due date for Letters of Interest is February 4, 2014; full proposals are due April 1, 2014.
Research News​ will be featuring a series of articles highlighting locally-based research that is currently being done by USM faculty.
The Office of Research Administration and Development (RAD) has released a Call for Proposals for the Multi-Disciplinary Research Cluster Development Seed Fund Program. The deadline for the full proposals is January 10, 2014. Funding is expected to range from $50,000 to $150,000 per cluster over two years.

USM Research Mission

To support research, scholarship and creative activity to: promote knowledge, discovery and practical application to advance Maine's economy, communities and the quality of life for Maine citizens; to strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and to support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.