Funding Opportunities

CCI Research Assistantships

The Institute offers three Research Assistants to incoming graduate students and are available on a competitive basis each year.  Additional funding may be available through individual faculty.

Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund

2021 Churchill Exploration Fund Opportunity

The Churchill Exploration Fund (CEF) was established by and is sustained through generous support from Dan and Betty Churchill.  CEF grants promote student participation in scientific exploration, and are particularly geared towards the inclusion of students in remote field expeditions when such activity is not otherwise supported.  Given the cost of exploration and the popularity of the CEF program, the available funding in any given year may not cover your total project budget.  We therefore encourage students to read these guidelines carefully and seek supplementary funding from other sources to complement a CEF proposal whenever possible.


Institute Awards

The Churchill Award for Outstanding Exploration

This award is intended to recognize outstanding exploration activities by CCI students who were supported by the Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund.

Churchill Award Submission Guidelines

Student Outstanding Service Award

This award is intended to recognize significant servie to the profession, to the community, to the Climate Change Institute and/or the University of Maine that draws on the student’s areas of expertise related to climate change studies broadly conceived.

Student Outstanding Service Award Submission Guidelines

Additional Funding Resources

Graduate School Assistantship Information

Office of Research Development

InfoReady Review – University’s of Maine internal grant portal