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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.
The Office of Research Administration and Development has released a 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.
A call for proposals has gone out to all STEM faculty regarding the use of vacant lab space in the Science building. Proposals are due by September 3, 2013.
Professor of Music Daniel Sonenberg has been named the recipient of the 2013-2014 Provost Research Fellowship.
The recipients of the 2013-2014 Faculty Senate Research Grants were announced at the RSCA Celebration on April 30th. Funding for these grants come from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Commercialization Gap Fund Program has the objective of expanding the commercialization of USM technology by providing seed support for the development of innovations with commercial potential and allowing more USM technology to reach the marketplace.
All USM faculty is invited to submit proposals for the development of research clusters in which teams of USM faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines collaborate across traditional boundaries to bring knowledge to bear on issues of intellectual, scientific, social, economic, environmental and cultural importance and to work more effectively with the private sector, other institutions and the community.
The Office of Research Development and Administration announces the call for applicants for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). It is open to all current USM sophomores and juniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; senior-level students may apply as long as the student is not graduating before completing the full academic year in UROP. Application deadline is March 15, 2013.

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