The Office of 研究 and Scholarship

在一个, you’ll enjoy remarkable opportunities to engage in 教师-led research — even as an undergraduate. There’s no better way to gain hands-on experience and enrich your education.

研究 activity at UNE is coordinated through the Office of 研究 and Scholarship. We help 教师 with funding logistics, 培训, and infrastructure needs while promoting cross-disciplinary and community partnerships; we help students find research opportunities; and we help government and industry partners connect with UNE researchers.

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The Office of 研究 and Scholarship oversees research strategy and operations, encompassing the 赞助项目办公室, 科研诚信办公室, 一个HIPAA办公室,和 富布赖特学者计划. These offices provide administrative services and compliance oversight to ensure the highest level of ethical standards.

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A student is examining zebrafish tanks
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An Inclusive and Innovative 研究 Culture

We create an inclusive and welcoming scholarly environment where diverse students, 教师, and professional staff are encouraged and supported in their scholarly endeavors.

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自2018年以来, UNE has been listed by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R2 Doctoral University with High 研究 Activity.

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UNE is ranked #1 in NIH funding with $4 million in new NIH funding in 2022, more than any other college or university in Maine.

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The only university in Maine with two NIH-funded Centers of Biomedical 研究 Excellence (COBRE): Center for Pain 研究 (Est. 2012) and Center for Cell Signaling 研究 (Est. 2024).

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In 2023, 30 UNE research and scholarship projects were awarded a total of $18,420,554美元的校外资金.


Two NIH-funded research core facilities on the Biddeford Campus focusing on Animal Behavior and Histology/Imaging.

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41% of UNE seniors work with 教师 on research projects — almost twice the national average.

Come to UNE if you want to do research. You can immediately find someone that has a passion project and participate. It’s really cool how much professors like to include students in their work.”

Virginia May, Environmental 科学 ’24

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Developing Treatments for Corneal Pain

仔细看看这项研究 伊恩·D. 孟,Ph值.D.他是 Center of Biomedical 研究 Excellence, performs with the help of UNE students. The Meng lab focuses on studying ocular pain by mapping out corneal nerves.