Bioscience Resources/IDeA Programs in Maine

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Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) in Maine
Biomedical Research grants are funded by the IDeA program at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. These programs foster the development, coordination and sharing of research resources, and expertise that will expand research opportunities and increase the number of competitive investigators in IDeA-eligible states.

University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) is a unique graduate program that includes the University of Maine as the degree granting institution and four additional cooperating academic and research institutions within Maine.

The University of New England offers master’s, doctorate, and certificate programs in biological and health sciences.

Northeastern University’s Roux Institute offers graduate education and research capabilities in AI, computer and data sciences, digital engineering, and the advanced life sciences and medicine. The Roux Institute partners with Maine companies to equip the workforce with essential tech skills and advance research and development. 

The Bioscience Association of Maine (BIOME) is a network of life science companies in Maine that provides networking opportunities for students, runs an extensive has a job board, and offers scholarships for life science students in Maine.

Bioscience map of Maine (BIOME)

ME EPSCoR is a program initiated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that the University of Maine oversees and implements in Maine. The program develops statewide partnerships between higher education institutions, industry, government, and others to effect lasting improvements to Maine’s R&D infrastructure, capacity, and national competitiveness. 

The mission of the UMaine Institute of Medicine is to develop through innovative and coordinated research, education, and strategic partnerships transformative solutions that enhance the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Maine and beyond.

Shared Core facilities with contact information are listed on the Shared Core Facilities and Services page on the Maine INBRE website.

Student and post-baccalaureate fellowship opportunities within the INBRE network are listed on the Student Training page on the Maine INBRE website.

The INBRE Core Access Awards Program offers financial support for use of Maine and regional IDeA Cores.

The INBRE Equipment Exchange Program facilitates the loan or donation of equipment among the network members.

The Maine INBRE LinkedIn page posts local job and research opportunities and Maine INBRE program alumni news.

The MDI Biological Laboratory provides data literacy training to teachers and their students through its SEPA Program.

The Jackson Laboratory provides training on science education to students and teachers through its SEPA Program.