How to Succeed in Research at UMaine

The How to Succeed in Research webinar was held on Monday, September 13, 2021. Information about programs and resources for succeeding in research were provided during this event.

Here are the links to the virtual presentation:

Video recording

Presentation slides 


Below are short introductions to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School unit, provided by the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School and his senior leadership.

The University of Maine Research office provides resources for faculty and students to participate in research. Our office also oversees 16 research centers and institutes and facilitates participation in these centers by faculty and students.

Graduate School

The mission of the Graduate School of the University of Maine is to produce engaged scholars and professionals by promoting excellence in all aspects of the graduate student experience. The School provides advanced education and professional training through innovative teaching, mentorship, research, and creative activity in established and emerging areas.

Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration provides customer service, guidance and advice to the University community throughout the project lifecycle (submission, acceptance and administration) of externally funded sponsored programs and activities that contribute to the overall mission of the University.

Office of Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance provides comprehensive regulatory guidance to the UMaine research community regarding specific components of research compliance — including animal care, biosafety, export control, financial conflict of interest, human subjects, responsible conduct of research, and research misconduct. 

Office of Research Development

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.

Coordinated Operating Research Entities (CORE)

The Coordinated Operating Research Entities or CORE is overseen by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School and realized through close partnership with units across the institution. The University of Maine has an extensive set of major research facilities and resources that are available through CORE to the University research community, as well as to the outside world.

Fiscal Services

Fiscal and Administrative Services provides budget and finance support for units and departments reporting to the OVPRDGS along with overseeing start-up packages for new faculty and funding for internal awards from this office. Our services include project and account set up, budgeting, budget and cost adjustments, position management support, fiscal planning, purchasing, graduate student appointments, and guidance on policy and procedure for University funds. Fiscal Services includes financial and administrative support under Technical and Administrative Services Central (TASC).

Advanced Research Computing

The University of Maine Advanced Research Computing, Security, and Information Management (ARCSIM) unit is dedicated to supporting the needs of the UMaine research community and its collaborators in their pursuit of technological solutions. UMaine ARCSIM is associated with CORE and overseen by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.

Maine EPSCoR

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a program directed at states that have historically received lesser amounts of research and development (R&D) funding. Through this program, states develop partnerships between their higher education institutions, industry, government, and others to effect lasting improvements in their R&D infrastructure, capacity, and national competitiveness. Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine oversees and implements the state’s NSF EPSCoR programs.

Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research’s (CUGR) primary mission is to increase, improve and enhance undergraduate students’ participation and experiences in research, scholarship and creative activity. Undergraduate research allows motivated and interested students to become critically engaged in a culture of independent learning and participate in the creation of new knowledge. Through student-faculty collaborations and mentoring partnerships, students develop the tools and resources needed to achieve an authentic understanding of the research endeavor

Experiential Programs Innovation Central

Cutting-edge student-centered undergraduate education is the key focal point of the University of Maine Experiential Programs Innovation Central – UMaine EPIC. With EPIC students have the opportunity to gain in-depth learning and invaluable skills through high-impact experiential learning programs that have been closely integrated and coordinated for maximum educational impact.