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

Mcubed supports healthcare teams researching ways to improve care, outcomes, education and services
IP-X DIAMOND CUBES AWARDED!

The Health Sciences Council and the Center for Interprofessional Education have partnered with Mcubed to fund five interdisciplinary teams with goals of improving post ICU patient outcomes to improving cross cultural attitudes among health care providers, and more.  

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Mcubed trifecta funds first wave of projects on all three campuses
161 cubes funded to-date!

For the first time, Mcubed has distributed funding to faculty from all three University of Michigan campuses.

Since UM-Flint enlisted in Mcubed 3.0 last fall, U-M faculty can form collaborative trios, or “cubes,” across or within the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Faculty from all three sites have been mapped onto a common set of disciplinary units, and each cube must include at least two different units.

Through Mcubed’s unique token-based peer review process, the cube teams can secure $15,000 or $60,000 to advance their innovative research or scholarship right away.

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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 second distribution of cubes must be complete by Wednesday, February 6th at 12 noon. For more information on how to form a cube, read here

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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