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FIG-MLA Full Proposals Due

February 22, 2022

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) is pleased to invite instructors of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses at the University of Maine to apply to the Faculty Course Modification Incentive Grants and Maine Learning Assistant (FIG-MLA) Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. With substantial funding from the Office of Academic Affairs, the FIG-MLA Program is a research-supported and successful program that improves undergraduates’ STEM course experiences and learning outcomes while providing a rewarding professional development opportunity for undergraduate students and STEM instructors.

The goals of the FIG-MLA program are to

  • improve the quality of undergraduate STEM education,
  • promote and support evidence-based teaching,
  • help STEM majors build career-relevant teaching and communication skills,
  • encourage institutional change at all levels of STEM teaching.

Letter of Intent (LOI) due by: January 31, 2022. Complete online form (estimated time to complete 15-30 minutes).
Full Proposals due by: February 22, 2022. Complete online form (sent upon receipt of the LOI).

One-on-one Information/Q&A Meetings: As requested – please email Erin Vinson (

Detailed program information, benefits of a FIG-MLA program award, and additional instructions for the LOI and proposal are available through the FIG-MLA Program website.


February 22, 2022
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