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 HighlightsEconomic Development
Total new R&D funding in FY09 was $75 million. Of that amount, MEIF funds accounted for $12 million, which was leveraged to bring in an additional $50.7 million in external grants – exclusively in the seven target 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 NarrativesAdvanced Technologies for Forestry and Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded more than $712,000 to UMaine chemical and biological engineering professors Peter van Walsum and Clay Wheeler for a three-year project to create a high-quality transportation fuel from renewable biomass resources.
With one of the few transmission electron microscopy (TEM) laboratories in Maine, USM’s bioscience research staff are providing the region's burgeoning biotech industry with a valuable resource for commercial ventures.
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).