Accomplishments

Videos

Mcubed Communities Aims to Catalyze, Visualize Team Formation
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
Mcubed Communities Aims to Catalyze, Visualize Team Formation
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

About Mcubed

The University of Michigan's Revolutionary Way of Funding Research

The Mcubed Seed Funding Program (Mcubed 3.0) 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

Mcubed Communities

A new program at the University of Michigan aims to gather and mobilize groups of faculty across all three campuses so they can work together to solve complex challenges and develop innovative curricula.

Mcubed Communities is an online tool that encourages faculty to create or join groups around a common purpose, ranging from shared expertise and academic goals to research and scholarship themes.

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Mcubed IRWG Research Incentive Awards
IRWG-Mcubed Research Incentive Grants Announced

IRWG awarded six Mcubed faculty teams over $48,000 in additional funding and support to incorporate gender or feminist perspectives into their existing research projects. Read about the cube teams and their projects here.

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MICHR Diamond Projects

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research has funded innovative translational research projects that will ultimately have significant potential to improve patient and community health outcomes. 

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Testimonials

"The Rackham Mcubed Diamond Program supports research, interventions, and new programs centered on innovation in graduate education. It is a perfect vehicle to cross-pollinate different practices across a broad range of disciplines at our institution."
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Valeria Bertacco
Vice Provost for Engaged Learning, University of Michigan
"Mcubed is an innovative program that facilitates team science. MICHR values the partnership with Mcubed to catalyze translational research. The response to the MICHR Diamond program has been tremendous and we are excited about these new initiatives."
Dr. George Mashour
George Mashour
Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
"Mcubed offers researchers the start-up funding they need to launch new ideas and expand their collaborations. IRWG partnered with Mcubed because questions about gender are everywhere, and we can help existing cubes of scholars reach those questions."
Anna Kirkland
Anna Kirkland
Executive Director, Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG)
“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
"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
"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