Research Administration and Development


Due to confusion regarding eligibility for Faculty Senate Research Grants, the deadline for grant submissions has been extended to Thursday, February 7, 2013. Tenure and tenure track faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
The Office of the Provost and the Office of Research Administration and Development is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the Provost's Research Fellowship for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
As part of our effort to assist faculty in pursuing institutional funding opportunities for research and education in support of student success and community engagement, the Office of Research Administration and Development will be scheduling a series of Brown Bag Lunches (bring your own lunch) to discuss upcoming funding opportunities.
Dr. Stephen Pelsue
Dr. Stephen Pelsue, Associate Professor of Applied Medical Sciences, and CSTH Associate Dean, has been awarded an MEIF grant to support his commercialization project "Pilot Project to Develop a Biomarker for Inflammation and Cancer."
The Office of Research Administration and Development 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, and Larry Waxler, Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, will conduct the workshop.
Ng PhD
Dr. Ah-Kau Ng, a Professor of Immunology in the USM Department of Applied Medical Sciences, will be receiving MEIF funding to support the commercialization of his project Monoclonal Anibodies to C-Terminal Domains of Osteopontin, a potential cancer biomarker, a tissue development factor, and an early T lymphocyte activation marker.
The Office of Research Administration and Development is pleased to announce a new student research journal, dedicated primarily to highlighting the accomplishments of the numerous students engaged in research, scholarship and creative activity from all academic fields at USM. Submission portal will become available this Fall.
The objective of the Commercialization Fund Program is to expand the commercialization of USM technology. The funds are to support the development of innovations with commercial potential, with the result that more USM technology reaches the marketplace. The funding is intended to support a range of stages in technology development, from initial concept (prior to intellectual property disclosure), through proof of concept, to licensing and commercialization. Existing industry connections are not a prerequisite for funding; however, all projects should have a clear commercial benefit or potential for the state of Maine.
At the Faculty Senate Banquet on April 27th, 2012, Professor of Criminology Piers Beirne was announced as the recipient of the annual Provost's Research Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. He is only the third USM faculty member to receive this prestigious award.
A committee of representatives from each of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) departments, have developed a policy and set of procedures for the maintenance of core research equipment at USM. This process is designed to increase the transparency and equity of the use of Maine Economic Improvement Funds (MEIF) for maintaining equipment. This is a call for proposals to participate in the Core Equipment Competitive Process.


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