Multi-leveled collaboration between faculty, administrators, and leadership.
EMPOWER program supports UMaine and University of Maine at Machias faculty at multiple stages of career development in their quest to achieve significant professional growth and advancement, including in research and scholarly activity, and is offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School in partnership with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost.
Mentors and mentees meet on a regular basis and develop individual goals throughout their one-year mentoring relationship. Mentees work towards at least one significant accomplishment during this process, typically a submitted application for external funding.
Both parties receive limited funds in support of research and professional development. The program is entering its fourth round of funding in the fall of 2023.