UMaine Research Links

Our Mission

Impart specialized knowledge of grant and contract administration to faculty and staff throughout the sponsored project lifecycle by providing the highest level of support possible in research, creative, and programmatic external funding pursuits.


Christopher Boynton is the Director of the Office of Research Administration and the University of Maine’s Authorized Institutional Representative.  In this capacity, Director Boynton has the authority to submit applications or proposals, negotiate, execute, and otherwise obligate the University on the resulting grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts for sponsored projects.