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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.
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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!
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!
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.
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.