Accomplishments

Videos

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!

Learn more about this revolutionary way of funding research >

News & Announcements

New and Improved Mcubed website!
Addressing minor bugs and issues for 3.0.

You may have noticed our website looks a bit different (hopefully, even better than before)! We are excited to announce that we are in the process of launching the new and improved Mcubed website. 

As with any website launch, we're currently working to address some minor bugs and issues so that the site is fully functioning for the Mcubed 3.0 funding cycle (date to be announced this fall). 

Please know that we will send communications to all faculty when the site is fully functioning! And, of course, we will update you with information regarding the launch of 3.0 so that you are ready to form your cube teams! 

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Francis Collins
Dr. Francis Collins, NIH, delivered inspiring Mcubed Symposium keynote address
NIH chief discusses research funding trends, role of Mcubed

These are exciting times for biomedical research funding, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told faculty members and students Wednesday at the 2017 Mcubed Symposium. A downward trend in NIH's federal funding that began around 2003 and hit a low point in 2013 has turned around in recent years. "The good news is we hit the bottom and things have started to move up in the right direction," said Collins, a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at U-M.

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There is no shortage of creativity among our faculty, and Mcubed helps to unleash their ambition more quickly across all disciplines.
Mark Schlissel, President
Mcubed 3.0 will launch fall 2018

In the fall of 2018, faculty from U-M Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses will have the opportunity to form interdisciplinary teams and receive $60K or $15K to work on innovative research. President Schlissel announced the University's commitment to fund cubes for a third cycle--Mcubed 3.0--at Mcubed's 2017 Symposium on November 1st. Cube teams have reported achieving over $110M in external grant funding, hundreds of publications, presentations, and other scholarly/artistic works to-date.

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Testimonials

"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