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STEM programs in Maine in the Down East region:

Alpha One (South Portland) (Statewide Program)

Powering Education Scholarship
Alpha One has been promoting independent living for people with disabilities in Maine for 30 years. This scholarship will provide awards of $2,000 eac ... read more
portable funding

College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor)

Graduate Fellowships
The purpose of the scholarship and fellowship program is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in STEM areas that a ... read more


Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor)

Summer Student Program
Our Summer Student Program provides high school and college students with an opportunity to conduct independent research under the guidance of staff s ... read more
an IBP member program

Maine Maritime Academy (Castine)

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) in Maine
The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a program directed at states that have historically received lesser amounts of ... read more

Graduate Fellowships
The purpose of the scholarship and fellowship program is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in STEM areas that a ... read more


Maine Robotics (Orono) (Statewide Program)

Maine First Lego League

Our Mission:
To promote growth and interest in the sciences of engineering and computers; to provide opportunities to instruct teachers, coach ... read more



Maine Technology Institute (Gardiner) (Statewide Program)

Innovate for Maine Fellows
The Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG) Innovate for Maine Fellows program connects the best and brightest Maine college students with Maine's most ex ... read more
portable fundingfunds international students

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) (Salisbury Cove)

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Molecular Physiology and Environmental Stress
Each summer, over 40 undergraduates from around the United States participate in a research fellowship at MDIBL. Undergraduate students work in the la ... read more


University of Maine (Orono) (Statewide Program)

Innovate for Maine Fellows
The Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG) Innovate for Maine Fellows program connects the best and brightest Maine college students with Maine's most ex ... read more
portable fundingfunds international students

Featured Program!

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in astronomy, biology, chemistry, materials science and physics. Students work towards the Master’s degree at Fisk with the intention to enter a PhD program at Vanderbilt or elsewhere, with access to instructional and research opportunities at both institutions. Tuition, stipend, and medical insurance are provided. The application deadline is April 15th. Click here to learn more and apply!

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Maine STEM Initiatives



Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (Maine PSP)

A partnership bringing together nearly 50 rural Maine schools, the University of Maine, three Maine non-profits with expertise in science education, and science and technology leaders at the Maine Department of Education to target the teaching and learning of physical sciences in grades 6-9 and the preparation of science teachers at the University of Maine.     ...read more 


Maine STEM Collaborative

The Maine STEM Collaborative is a statewide movement with two major goals: that Maine students graduate with essential knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and that Maine students aspire to continue in the STEM fields at the post-secondary level.     ...read more 



Forest BioProducts Research Initiative

Fossil Fuel Replacement Grounded in Sustainable Forest Management
Using National Science Foundation funding to create a Forest Biproducts Research Initiative (FBRI), the University of Maine is marshaling a broad array of scientists and state partnerships to create fossil fuel reduction solutions grounded in sustainable forest management.    ...read more 



Maine Girls Collaborative Project

The Maine Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations throughout Maine that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).    ...read more