Research Administration and Development

Equipment Repair Fund

Procedure for requesting equipment repair funds from Research Administration and Development

Research Administration and Development has a limited amount of funds for equipment repair. These funds are for research and teaching equipment, and for repair only (this does not include maintenance). 

To request funds, please send an email to AVP Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh at langley@usm.maine.edu along with:

  • A description of the equipment and it’s use – teaching or research
  • Purchase date of the equipment 
  • An official quote for the repair  (requests without a quote will not be considered)

If the request is approved, the department is responsible for implementing the repair by processing the Purchase Order, etc. and charging the expense to the department. After the repair is complete and the invoice has been received in MaineStreet MarketPlace, and the charge hits the GL (PeopleSoft); a copy of the invoice with the PO # and department chartfield combination should be sent to Trish Bola in Research Administration and Development (106 Science, Portland Campus).  A transfer will then be processed to reimburse your department.

These funds are available on a first come first serve basis until the funds run out.  If you have questions regarding the criteria for the equipment repair funds or the process, please contact the Trish Bola at pbola@usm.maine.edu.