$16.4M going towards Maryland colleges, universities to spur innovation

10/25/2022| Daniel Leaderman

$16.4M going towards Maryland colleges, universities to spur innovation

10/25/2022 | Daniel Leaderman

Eight colleges and universities in Maryland are funding new research professorships at their institutions, with help from a state government program.

A total of $16.4 million is being endowed through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI), administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce, which helps spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at the colleges and universities.

Hood College; the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Morgan State University; Mount St. Mary's University; Notre Dame of Maryland University; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Maryland, College Park; and Washington College have raised raised a total of more than $8.2 million in private funding to promote research and technology at their respective campuses. Maryland Commerce then approved matching grants of $8.2 million to support the endowments.

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