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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Digital Commons @ USM

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

A partnership between USM and Iceland Universities

The University of Southern Maine (USM) has developed partnerships with Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland for faculty/student exchanges.

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Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) Student Assistantship Competitions & Seed Grant Program

Important Information: Announcement 2016-17 Research Reinvestment (RRF) Student Assistantship Competitions & Seed Grant Program


The goal of MEIF@USM is to strengthen USM’s research and workforce development capacities in strategic areas.
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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.

USM - North Atlantic Region Initiative

Through its research, education, and workforce development expertise, USM works closely with the state of Maine expand the economic and cultural opportunities.

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USM Office of Research

Staff from the Office of the Research Director advance and encourage research at USM, serving as resource and support for research faculty, staff, and students.
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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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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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Community Engagement

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