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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.
The Office of Research Administration and Development (RAD) has re-opened its competition for the Multi-Disciplinary Research Cluster Development Seed Fund Program by releasing the 2014 Call for Proposals. The deadline for the required letters of intent is Friday, January 31, 2014. The deadline for full proposals is Friday, March 28, 2014. Funding is expected to range from $50,000 to $150,000 per cluster over two years. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a tenure-track, tenured faculty or a full-time, non-tenure track USM research professor at USM. Co-PIs must be full-time faculty or full-time USM senior researchers at USM. Adjunct faculty and staff are not eligible to be PIs or co-PIs. A faculty member may submit only one application as PI, but is not limited as a Co-PI on other applications. Currently funded clusters are ineligible to apply to this competition for additional funding.
USM’s Research Administration and Development, in collaboration with Faculty Commons, is offering a faculty professional development workshop in grant writing for tenure-track and tenured faculty at USM. The workshop is comprised of four, 3-hour sessions. Dr. Terry Shehata, Grants Development Specialist and Coordinator for Institutional and Research Grants Development, will conduct the workshop. Light lunch provided at each session. Workshop agenda and registration available online.
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.

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