The Office of Research and Scholarship

At UNE, you’ll enjoy remarkable 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 oversees 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.

A student looks through a microscope
A student working in a lab
A student is examining zebrafish tanks
A faculty member and student discussing fruit flies
Students on a boat preparing a white shark buoy for deployment

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

Come to UNE if you want to do research. You can immediately find someone that has a passion project and participate. It’s really cool how much professors like to include students in their work.” — Virginia May, Environmental Science ’24

Current Research

Developing Treatments for Corneal Pain

Look closer at the research Ian D. Meng, Ph.D., director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, performs with the help of UNE students. The Meng lab focuses on studying ocular pain by mapping out corneal nerves.

Research Centers