Through research, scholarship, and creative activity, the University of Southern Maine's faculty, staff, and students promote knowledge and creative solutions that benefit our economy, enhance our communities, and improve quality of life for all Maine citizens. Learn more about Research.

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USM Office of Research

The USM Office of Research advances and encourages research at USM, serving as resource and support for faculty, staff, and students.

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Digital Commons @ USM

Digital Commons is an international resource for publications,and other products which are accessed by scholars and professionals around the world.
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Funded Research

At USM, our experienced research faculty and staff take pride in our collaborative partnering with organizations and communities throughout the nation.


The Maine Economic Improvement Fund builds USM's research and workforce development capacity. We offer internships in exciting fields important to Maine's economy!

USM - North Atlantic Initiative

Through its research and workforce development expertise, USM works with our Maine and North Atlantic partners to expand educational experiences for our students.

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Faculty Scholarship & Creative Activity

Faculty at the University of Southern Maine are involved in significant scholarship and creative activity in many ways.
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Student Research

Students at USM have multiple opportunities to work closely with faculty and other students to go beyond the classroom to real world learning experiences.
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Community Engagement

Research is a vital way for faculty and students to bridge academic scholarship and learning with helping communities create real world solutions.




Second Annual USM Research and Scholarship Symposium

8:30 AM, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland