The semi-random selection process for assigning cubes to projects that have requested funding is described below. In this description, a pre-cube is a filled project that contains three tokens and has requested cube status (i.e., has requested funding).
The goal of this process is to ensure that all participating units (schools, colleges) in MCubed have representation in the cubes before shifting to a completely random lottery system. (Note: This goal can only be achieved when faculty from all participating units in MCubed invest their tokens in projects that request a cube, and when those units have sufficient numbers of tokens that can be funded.) In accordance with the “no traditional peer review” principle of MCubed, the semi-random selection algorithm does not evaluate the quality of projects in any way.