Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Kody Varahramyan, launched the UMaine Medicine Initiative in November 2018. As part of the launch, internal funding programs were created and the inaugural round of the internal grant programs yielded 12 applications for funding. After a review panel process, a total of six awards were made, comprising: four seed grants, one infrastructure grant, and one NIH proposal development incentive award. Office of Research Development Director, Jason Charland, manages the UMaine Medicine grant program. Activity on these 12-month projects commenced in April 2019 and no cost extensions have been granted through Fall 2020 due to COVID-19 operating conditions. The no cost extensions will enable the research teams to complete deliverables and submit follow-on funding applications over the next several months. The following report provides updates on research highlights, student research engagement, and follow-on external funding success that the internal grant dollars have been able to stimulate.
University of Maine: Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, "UMaine Medicine Internal Grant Program: 2020 Update" (2020). General University of Maine Publications. 1054.
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