Important Announcements

Funding Opportunity

Artificial Intelligence Seed Grant-designed to help faculty better prepare for extramural funding to advance our AI R&D agenda and support the University of Maine Artificial Intelligence Initiative. Due:  June 1st by 4:30pm 

COVID-19 Response

The Office of Research Development is available to support faculty, staff, and students developing their research programs. Please access UMaine’s COVID-19 Research and Graduate Studies FAQ webpage for up-to-date information. For ORD specific information, visit the Office of Research Development information page.

The mission of the Office of Research Development is to enhance grant seeking activities and facilitate grant collaborations across units and around the state in order to promote a culture of research excellence.

ORD Services

Our services include:

  • Assisting research teams with proposal development
  • Identifying targeted funding opportunities
  • Training and technical assistance related to grant writing
  • Grant resubmission support
  • Limited competition management
  • Internal grant funding organization and support
  • Writing groups for recurring grant programs (e.g. USDA, NSF, NIH, etc.)