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MyVoices Faculty Featured On Stage at UM Innovation Event in Chicago
Humility in the Age of Self-Promotion
Data-Driven Tools to Curb the Spread of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Falls and Vision Impairment Among Middle-Aged Women
New Age Titanium Foams for More Successful Dental Implants
MyVoices Faculty Featured On Stage at UM Innovation Event in Chicago
Humility in the Age of Self-Promotion
Data-Driven Tools to Curb the Spread of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Falls and Vision Impairment Among Middle-Aged Women
New Age Titanium Foams for More Successful Dental Implants

About Mcubed

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!

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News & Announcements

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Diamond funding available now!

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

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Unique Mcubed research funding program begins third cycle
University Record
Mcubed 3.0 now open!

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

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Mcubed 3.0 information sessions

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

 

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    Testimonials

    “The Health Sciences Council members embrace Mcubed’s dedication to rich idea development among interdisciplinary investigators. We’re delighted to partner with Mcubed in implementing the second round of IP-X research stimulus pilot grants.”
    Lynn Videka
    Lynn Videka
    Dean, U-M AA School of Social Work and HSC Chair
    "The hallmark of our research enterprise is excellence across the breadth of schools and colleges, coupled with a strong culture of collaboration among academic disciplines. Mcubed builds on these core strengths..."
    Jack Hu
    S. Jack Hu
    Vice President for Research, University of Michigan
    "Mcubed is this wonderfully creative way to try to get investigators from different disciplines to work together - at least three of them - to be able to come up with ideas that wouldn't otherwise have happened. So much of exciting science."
    Francis Collins
    Dr. Francis Collins
    The National Institutes of Health Director
    “Mcubed capitalizes on our history of interdisciplinary research and our commitment to innovation by jump-starting collaborations among faculty members."
    Martin
    Martin Philbert
    Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan
    "There is no shortage of creativity among our faculty, and Mcubed helps to unleash their ambition more quickly across all disciplines."
    mark schlissel
    Mark Schlissel
    President, University of Michigan