External Funding Opportunities

ORD’s Curated Funding Website


Foundation Directory Online

Please reach out to schedule a consultation with one of our staff members if you would like assistance with setting up and using the funding databases, creating customized Pivot searches and an individualized list of funding opportunities that fit your specific research and scholarship needs, and/or support with proposal development.

Internal Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research Development supports the UMaine and UMS research communities in administering and promoting a range of internal funding opportunities. As a first stop, please check the InfoReady Portal for currently open competitions. 

Internal funding resources include both long-standing programs and strategic initiatives designed to enhance areas of growth for UMaine and the System. Regular competitions include those funded by the UMS Research Reinvestment Fund, Faculty Research Fund, the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Small Campus Initiative, and the Regular Faculty Research Awards open to members of the UMaine and UMaine-Machias research communities funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. 

To find out more about current opportunities and strategic initiatives, connect with members of the ORD staff

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