Skip to main navigation Skip to site navigation Skip to content

Office of Research Development

Documents and Templates


Standard Description of UMaine

The text in this document can be used wherever a description of the University of Maine is needed. Updated April 8th, 2020.


Funding Opportunities Database

Pivot is an external searchable database of funding opportunities. It is available to all UMaine faculty, staff, and students.

Click here for links to Pivot tutorials.

Helpful Proposal Information

The Office of Research Administration maintains a webpage that has common information related to filling in grant application forms (e.g. DUNS number, Employer Identification Number, links to rates, etc..)

Institutional Data for Grant Applications

For data related to UMaine Admissions, Enrollment, Degrees Conferred, Retention and Graduation Rates, Student Credit Hours, Faculty Headcount, UMaine At a Glance, and the UMaine Common Data Set please visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website.

National Science Foundation Approved Formats for Supplemental Documents

As of June 1st, 2020, all National Science Foundation biosketches and current & pending support forms must be completed in one of the following two ways:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about these changes or how to use these tools. ORD staff is available to assist with both of these methods of completing supplemental documents.

Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Samples


Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Samples

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is committed to broadening participation in computing (BPC). Download this document to review samples of BPC plans deemed “exemplary” by reviewers.


Broader Impacts Resources

Broader Impacts are one of two review criteria NSF expects proposals to address. Broader Impacts are  the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired social outcomes.


NORDP 2019 Conference: Employing Tactical and Strategic Approaches to Help Faculty Maximize Broader Impacts

This presentation from May 2019 explored how different institutions address Broader Impacts requirements during the proposal development process.