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Maine Economic Improvement Fund

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The Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) represents Maine’s ongoing commitment between the State and our public universities working together to advance research and economic development for the benefit of all Maine people.

As required in the statute which created the Fund in 1997, included are the most recent MEIF financial and informational reports.

As stipulated in Maine law, the System directs MEIF dollars specifically to support university-based research in designated research areas:

This website focuses specifically on MEIF-funded research taking place at UMaine, USM, and the campuses that were awarded MEIF Small Campus Initiative a program created in 2009. Other University System reports, notably its annual report on sponsored research, address the much broader scholarly activity taking place each year across all seven UMS institutions.

Learn more by clicking on any of the links to the right.

A full, printable PDF of the MEIF report.

More MEIF Annual R&D Reports:


Contact Information

Maine Economic Improvement Fund
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.2201 | Fax: 207.581.1479E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System