The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) at UMaine facilitates faculty-mentored research and creative activities for undergraduate students across all academic disciplines since its inception in 2008. CUGR is managed by Dr. Ali Abedi, Director, along with Administrative Specialist, Alexandria Jesiolowski, and the CUGR Advisory Committee. This website provides you with important information regarding announcements, upcoming events, applications for undergraduate research opportunities and research funding provided both by CUGR and outside sources, as well as other resource links for both students and faculty. In order to keep you up-to-date with our current events, we have also provided links to our multiple social media forums on this page.

“I also take away from this experience a newfound enthusiasm for collaborative student-faculty research, recognizing the endless mutual benefits of engaging my… students as colleagues with whom I might share scholarly questions and conduct future, common research.”

– Professor Mimi KillingerRevendes Preceptor for the Arts in the Honors College at the University of Maine

NEW Student Employment Opportunity!!


The Center for Undergraduate Research is looking for students who would be making solicitation calls to potential sponsors for the 2019 University of Maine Student Research Symposium. This opportunity is available for a limited amount of time, so apply now!



  • Make calls to potential sponsors during core business hours
  • Must be able to follow a script
  • Speak off script when needed

To Apply:

Please send your resume to SUBJECTUMSS19 Call for Employment – Sponsorship.

Be sure to include your availability over the next week so we can set up an interview.