Our Funding Partners

With advanced degrees and extensive experience in multiple academic disciplines, public policy, and law, our faculty and professional research staff offer global, multidisciplinary approaches and resources for complex issues.

We value our funding partnerships, which allow us to execute research, policy analysis, training, and technical assistance, as well as program development and implementation. We partner with regional and national nonprofits, businesses, state and federal government agencies, and communities to help translate industry best practices into sustainable everyday practice.

By the Numbers

  • More than $28 million in external funding was awarded for USM research last year.
  • On average, more than 200 faculty and professional staff members engage in externally funded research each year.
  • We partner with more than 75 public and private funders.
  • We have provided training, research, and technical assistance in all 50 states.

Our Funders

  • Eastern Maine Health System
  • Maine Arts Commission          
  • Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
  • Maine Center for Disease Control (Maine CDC)
  • Maine Community Foundation
  • Maine Department of Education
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Maine Department of Public Safety
  • Maine DHHS Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS)
  • Maine Emergency Medical Services
  • MaineHealth
  • Maine Office of Rural Health
  • Maine Quality Counts
  • Maine Technology Institute
  • Office of MaineCare Services
  • AdCare Educational Institute
  • Andrus Family Fund
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bingham Foundation
  • Davis Educational Foundation
  • Dirigo Health Agency
  • Donaghue Foundation
  • Eurasia Foundation
  • J. T. Gorman Foundation
  • Kauffman Foundation              
  • Lunder-Dineen Foundation
  • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Nellie Mae Foundation
  • NSF Innovation Corps
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sam L. Cohen Foundation
  • The Betterment Fund
  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities
  • National Security Agency
  • National Writing Project
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • The NASDAQ OMX Group Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • US Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • US Department of Commerce: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • US Department of Education
  • US Department of Health & Human Services: Administration for Children & Families
  • US Department of Health & Human Services: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
  • US Department of Health & Human Services: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
  • US Department of Health & Human Services: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • US Department of Health & Human Services: Health Resources & Services Administration
  • US Department of Homeland Security: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • US Department of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • US Department of the Interior: US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Department of the Interior: US Geological Survey
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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