The Research Service Center (RSC) supports the University community in its pursuit and management of externally sponsored projects. The RSC is the key point of contact for all your needs in conducting research throughout the life cycle of your project: finding funding, developing and submitting your proposal, managing your grant, and compliance and auditing.
The RSC promotes awareness of funding opportunities, assists in refining project ideas and matching them with a potential sponsor’s priorities, supports the preparation of grant applications, and serves as the final approving authority for externally-funded projects.
The RSC is also focused on providing financial management assistance to Principal Investigators and Project Directors after an award is received. RSC staff work closely with project staff to: review and approve all award documents, prepare and submit financial reports, manage project accounts receivable, revise budgets, and amend or extend projects. Services continue through the termination date, ending with the submission of the final programmatic and financial reports.
Additional information is available online: http://usm.maine.edu/research-service-center.