Through this MCubed project, we developed a new method for visual estimation of obesity in children. In both research and clinical settings, caregivers, clinicians, or researchers often have a need to estimate body mass index (BMI) without being able...
H. Kim, R. Garcia-Mendez, T. Thompson, J. Sakamoto, A. Lenert. Nanoporous Thermal Filters for High-Performance Sub-Ambient Radiative Cooling. Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 26-December 1, 2017.
A. Lenert, Enhanced Energy Conversion by Shaping the Spectrum of Thermal Radiation, Gordon Research Conference: Pathways for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage: Electricity, Thermal and Fuel, Hong Kong, June 17-22, 2018.
The University of Michigan's Revolutionary Way of Funding Research
Mcubed stimulates innovative research and scholarship by distributing real-time seed funding to multi-unit, faculty-led teams.
Through this first-of-its-kind research funding program, faculty from at least two different campus units can form a collaborative trio, or “cube,” and request either $60K or $15K to advance their idea right away.
Housed in the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), Mcubed is part of the Third Century Initiative, established by the president and provost. Building upon U-M's excellence and spirit of cooperation across disciplines, Mcubed makes great ideas go!
Health Sciences Council partners with Mcubed for second round of IP-X Research Stimulus Pilot Grants. Up to eight projects will be funded this year focusing on interprofessional health practice and health educational outcomes. Click here to view projects.
To learn more about this unique funding opportunity you’re invited to attend:
IP-X Research Stimulus Faculty Mixer: Nov 1, 1:30-4:00 p.m., Palmer Commons, Great Lakes South, Please RSVP to attend
Mcubed was launched as a grassroots effort by a team of faculty members to help catalyze innovative research projects without traditional peer review. The conventional grant review process often takes months and can prove too big a hurdle for a new team with a novel idea to clear.
As part of Mcubed, faculty from at least two different units can form a collaborative trio, or cube, and request either $15,000 or $60,000 to advance their idea right away.
Mcubed 3.0, which runs from 2018-2020 is now open! Requests for the first distribution of cubes must be complete by Wednesday, November 14 at noon. For more information on how to form a cube, read here.
We strongly encourage your participation in an Mcubed Info Session to ensure that you are completely prepared for the cubing opportunity. Please plan to attend at one of the following locations:
- Friday, October 19--11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m.-- Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching Seminar Room, U-M Flint
- Monday, October 22 -- 2-3:30 p.m.--Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons
- Wednesday, October 24--1:30-3:00 p.m. -- Great Lakes South, Palmer Commons
- Friday, October 26--10-11:30 a.m., University of Michigan-Dearborn, Environmental Interpretive Center classroom