Office of Sponsored Programs

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is responsible for encouraging externally funded initiatives in support of program-related activities of academic, research and development, and administrative units; and serves as the major resource to faculty and staff who wish to pursue such projects. The Office maintains information on, and promotes awareness of, funding opportunities, assists in refining project ideas and matching them with a potential sponsor's priorities and requirements, assists in the preparation of grant applications, and serves as the final approving authority for such applications.

News & Events

For the past six years, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has supported programs and organizations throughout Maine engaged in three broad categories of activity: Animal Welfare, Environment and Human Well-Being. Beginning this fall, the Foundation will be changing its approach to grant making in the areas of the Environment and Human Well-Being. A new integrated program entitled, "Healthy People Healthy Places", will replace the previously separate Environment and Human Well-Being program areas.
The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals to address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. The IUSE program features two tracks: Engaged Student Learning, and Institutional and Community Transformation. Each track has two tiers of projects: Exploration, and Design and Development.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted a Request for Proposals entitled Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research. Approximately $1.35 million is available to support multiple awards.