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 NarrativesInformation Technologies
A renovation project designed to create a new culture of innovation and creativity for the state soon will be under way at the UMaine. The Maine Technology Institute has awarded the campus $3.69 million to turn Stewart Commons into the New Media Innovation, Research, and Development Center at UMaine, which will support expanded innovation and development in new media for the entire state.
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).