MCubed Scholars Pilot Program

MCubed, the U-M Office of Research (UMOR), and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) are partnering on a pilot initiative to connect MCubed teams with undergraduate students, or MCubed Scholars, to work as researchers on their projects during the summer of 2017*. MCubed Scholars are undergraduate students who have participated in UROP or another campus research experience (graduating seniors are not eligible for this program). 

Details for Faculty:

  • Students interview with cube teams and apply to the program through UROP.
  • Once students are accepted into the program and have been selected as researchers to work on a cube, students work part- or full-time (20-40 hours/week) during Summer 2017 and participate in educational seminars on interdisciplinary research topics (hosted by UROP).
  • Students hired on cube teams receive up to $4,000 for full-time summer work (funded by UMOR). 
  • Cubes receive $1,500 in discretionary funding per MCubed Scholar hired through the program to work on cube during summer 2017 (limit up to 3 students per team). This additional funding can be used towards cube-related research expenses such as supplies, materials, research-related travel, etc. Faculty salaries are not eligible expenses.


Please fill out this short form to indicate your interest in hiring a MCubed Scholar(s) to work on your cube's team during the summer of 2017.  Students are beginning to seek summer internships now, so respond quickly to make the most of this opportunity. 

If you have questions about the program, please contact Luciana Aenasoaie ( in the UROP office.

*This is a limited pilot program opportunity. Students must apply by Friday, February 17, 2017, be accepted into the MCubed Scholars program, and hired on a cube's team in order for the student and cube team to receive funding. 


STUDENTS: Please visit the UROP website for additional program details, requirements, and the online application.

Program Dates: May 31, 2017- August 4, 2017

Student Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017