A non-profit research institution in maine will be getting an $18 million USD grant to support its biomedical research and research training work in the state. Mdi biological laboratory in bar harbor states the grant is coming from the national institute of general medical sciences, which is within the national institutes of health. The money will be used to pay for the renewal of an 18-year collaboration of scientific and research institutions in the state for another five years. The two primary reasons for the collaboration are to provide biomedical research experience to undergraduates and research support to young faculty members.