The Office of Research and Scholarship

At UNE, you’ll enjoy unprecedented opportunities to engage in faculty-led research — even as an undergraduate. There’s no better way to gain hands-on experience and enrich your education.

Research activity at UNE is coordinated through the Office of Research and Scholarship. We help faculty with funding logistics, training, 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.

Check out our blog to see the latest exciting research developments


The Office of Research and Scholarship provides leadership and oversight in research strategy and operations, encompassing the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Research Integrity, the UNE HIPAA Office, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. These offices provide administrative services and compliance oversight to ensure the highest level of ethical standards. 

An Inclusive and Innovative Research Culture

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

Read more about our Mission and Vision

Current Research

Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Learn how UNE student researchers and their faculty mentors work on an interdisciplinary research project focused on combating drug-resistant bacteria.

Research Centers


Research article co-authored by UNE COM student, alums, and former professor published in monthly medical journal
 The sampling crew: JJ Custer, Addie Binstock, and Abigail Hayne.
Research project identifies species living in the waters off UNE’s Biddeford Campus using eDNA
UNE's Michele Polacsek poses for a photo at her home
Study by UNE's Michele Polacsek finds schools should minimize food and beverage marketing on educational platforms
Graphic of Maine outline with blue overlay saying UNE is one of The Princeton Review's Best 388 Colleges for the 8th year in a row
Princeton Review names UNE one of the nation’s best colleges for eighth-straight year

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