SEANET Research Mini-Grant RFP 2017

kelp-4_14-for-webThe SEANET program invites proposals for research projects that create industry/academic partnerships and contribute to the performance metrics of the SEANET/EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation. The proposals may either be submitted by a PI from an academic or other research institution in collaboration with an industry or regulatory partner or vice versa. It is expected that the collaborators will work together to identify a research problem driven by policy or industry needs. Priority will be given to projects that address topics in sea vegetable aquaculture such as: processing, food safety, grow out strategies, ecosystem services or value added products. Other aquaculture related research will be considered. Applicants should discuss their idea with the SEANET Research Director, Paul Anderson, or the Research Coordinator, Meggan Dwyer.  Click here for more information and to apply.

Maine EPSCoR RII Track-1 Proposal Development

Maine EPSCoR will become eligible to submit another proposal to the NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 solicitation during mid to late 2018. For more information about this process, please visit the Proposal Development Process Page.

Maine EPSCoR High School Research Internship Program

Applications  for the Maine EPSCoR High School Research Internship Program are available now. 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 campus, participation in science research, exploring career options, and being paid while having fun.

To participate, students must complete an application, provide a copy of their high school transcript, and include a letter of recommendation written by a teacher, counselor, coach, or community leader.

The program is open to all Maine high school students. Students must be age 16 or older as of June 1, 2017. Students must have daily transportation to the University of Maine in Orono. Students are required to give a final presentation in August. Priority will be given to students completing their Junior year.

Applications are due February 10, 2017. Students will be notified by March 15, 2017.