SEANET Mini Grant Request for Proposals

The SEANET program invites proposals for research mini grants that will result in projects that complement the SEANET research program and contribute to the performance metrics of Maine EPSCoR and the National Science Foundation. SEANET anticipates funding four research projects in 2016 and two per year in subsequent years at a maximum level of $12,000 each. […]

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Paige Brown

Congratulations Paige Brown!

Congratulations to Paige Brown, Bangor High School student and one of our outstanding SMART students, who was selected as a finalist for Intel’s Science Talent Search for 2016! For more information about the award visit Intel’s website.

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Applications Now Available: Maine EPSCoR High School Research Internship Program

Applications are now available for the Maine EPSCoR High School Research Internship Program. Students are invited to apply to take part in an exciting, paid research internship opportunity to gain real-world experience. Students will work with UMaine faculty, students, and others learning about sustainable science and aquaculture. The internship includes an orientation on the UMaine […]

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Mini-Grant Announcement

Maine EPSCoR will begin accepting mini-grant applications on December 17, 2015 until January 25, 2016. These mini-grants are to be used to increase the number of girls participating in K-20 science, technology, engineering and mathematics through outreach and education programs, and activities that are aligned with SEANET’s project’s research initiatives throughout the state of Maine.Awards of […]

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Funding Opportunity

FY16 Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG) Funding Opportunity NOAA Announces FY16 Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG) Funding Opportunity The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for education projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental […]

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Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) – Current Track 1

SEANET will be established under this award to help understand how we can create more sustainable coastal communities and ecosystems through a deeper understanding of how these systems interact with and influence each other. This multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by the University of Maine in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions […]

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NEST Field Trip to Clam Flat

New England Sustainability Network (NEST) – Track 2

Current Track 2 – NEST: Maine and New Hampshire’s coastal tourism and shellfish industries contribute millions of dollars annually to the regional economy. In Maine in 2010, coastal tourism and recreation added $1.1 billion to Maine’s gross domestic product, while shellfish landings in that same year generated revenues of $347 million. But the coastal environment […]

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SMART (Stormwater Management Research Team) – Track 3

The SMART (Stormwater Management Research Team) project is slated to involve approximately 180 Maine high school students and 45 teachers in hands-on projects led by science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals in areas such as engineering design, science, computer modeling, and information technology. Students will be mentored in research internships that can make a […]

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Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) – Recently Completed Track 1

Our last Track 1 Grant – Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) Producing knowledge and linking it to actions that meet human needs while preserving the planet’s life support systems is emerging as one of the most fundamental and difficult challenges for science in the 21st century. There is growing consensus that traditional methods of generating and using […]

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