By leveraging MEIF funds, UMaine and USM have attracted a combined $58 million in federal and private-sector grants and contracts related to the seven strategic research areas. Read more in Introduction.
UMaine HighlightsGrants and Contracts: The Return on Investment in University-based Research
Total new dollars (MEIF + all grants) available for R&D expenditures were $75,658,933 in FY09. UMaine used $12,013,784 in MEIF funds to leverage $50,781,609 in external grants and contracts specifically in the State’s seven targeted sectors.
The University of Southern Maine invested $2.8 million in state MEIF funding to leverage $7.2 million in R&D awards from federal and private sector sources, a strong showing in a difficult economy and the highest R&D activity level to date for the campus. Read more in USM Highlights.
UMaine NarrativesEnvironmental Technologies
With a $20 million grant, Maine is positioned to become a leader in addressing sustainability challenges. The five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research will be coupled with a $1 million match each year from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund.
USM NarrativesInformation Technology
USM graduate student Brent Atkinson is part of an international team of faculty, programmers, and health officials who have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to determine if mobile phones can improve health services in developing countries.
Financial Information (Appendices)
Each year, the University of Maine System is required to report to the Legislature the use of MEIF monies. Included in this section, you will find tables showing the history of state research appropriation for operations, the FY09 summary of state funding for research capital projects for UMaine and USM, and additional financial documents. Read more in Financial Information (Appendices).