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Campus Initiatives - Faculty Incentive Grants

Faculty Course Modification Incentive Grants are available for University of Maine faculty wanting to incorporate new teaching practices into their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (MainePSP) is pleased to invite faculty to apply for incentive grants for the purpose of integrating student-centered, research-supported teaching practices into University of Maine STEM courses.  For information about benefits, requirements and how to apply for a grant, please scroll down.

The purpose of the FIG program is to help faculty transform high-enrollment STEM courses in order to achieve these aims:

2013-2014 FIG Faculty

Ian Bricknell

David Clark

Farahad Dastoor Nuri Emanetoglu
Heather Hamlin Jonathan Kreps Karl Kreutz Paul Rawson

Michelle Smith

MacKenzie Stetzer

Jennifer Tyne

Todd Zoroya














Faculty who are awarded the grant will receive the following:

Faculty grantees are expected to:

The deadline for 2014-2015 proposals has passed.  Please check back here in January for the 2015-2016 application information.  This slideshow from a spring 2013 information session describes the program: FIG Info Session (PDF).  Detailed instructions for submitting a proposal are found in the following grant guidelines:

The MainePSP is a major initiative funded by the National Science Foundation to improve the teaching and learning of physical sciences, targeting grades 6-9 and University courses. It involves teachers in Hancock, Penobscot, Waldo, and Washington counties, University faculty, staff, and students, and partnership members from the Institute for Broadening Participation, the Maine Department of Education, the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, and SERC Institute.

Image Description: David Clark

Image Description: Farahad Dastoor

Image Description: Nuri Emanetoglu

Image Description: Heather Hamlin

Image Description: Picture of Professor Jon Kreps holding a vial of liquid

Image Description: Karl Kreutz

Image Description: Rawson

Image Description: Michelle Smith

Image Description: MacKenzie Stetzer

Image Description: Jennifer Tyne

Image Description: Todd Zoroya headshot

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Contact Information

Maine Physical Sciences Partnership
5727 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5727
Phone: 207.581.4672 | Fax: 207.581.9555E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System