Seed grants play a critical role in accelerating novel ideas and training the future workforce. BioME Seed Grants were developed to enable Maine graduate and undergraduate students to conduct original research projects in the field of life sciences under mentorship at a Maine research institution. Bioscience Association of Maine will be funding up to $5,000 Seed Grants to cover costs associated with research-related expenses. Applicants must be enrolled in a Maine academic institution and reside in Maine for 6 months prior.
Maine resident – must have resided in Maine for at least 6 months prior to application
College enrollment – must be enrolled in an accredited college program in a life sciences field at a Maine academic institution. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time. Graduate students must be actively enrolled in a graduate program.
Life science majorsonly. Some life science majors include biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering, ecology, virology – for a full list please see examples HERE.
Project – Must be conducting original research in the field of bioscience under mentorship at a Maine research institution. Project must incur financial cost.
Note – Applicants may apply to multiple scholarships but are eligible to receive only one BioME Scholarship per academic year.
No, research must be performed at a Maine research/academic institutions only.
Can a candidate attend a school out of state?
No, not for this type of scholarship.
What do I need to submit with my application?
Resumé or CV
Proposed Projects Budget
An estimate on what the grant would cover, breaking down by item. Please note that no more than 30% of the grant amount can be used for personnel. Please see HERE for a sample budget justification
1-2 page Research Project Overview
What is the context/ background of this project?
What is the goal of this project and what is your role?
What is the rationale/ need for this project?
What methodology/ timeframe is envisioned for this project?
Work plan/ Action plan / Scope of work
Identification of mentor/teacher/advisor, collaborators and their contributions
What results are you expecting from this initiative / Evaluation plan
Letter of Recommendation
We are requiring a letter of recommendation from your research mentor/teacher/advisor. This letter should be sent directly to BioME via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Bioscience Association of Maine, PO Box 3362, Portland, ME 04104.
BioME Seed Grant Application
If you are experiencing technically difficulties when submitting this form, please email email@example.com.