Mcubed 3.0 – First-Come, First-Served Phase Now OPEN!
For the remainder of Mcubed 3.0, cubes can form through an ongoing first-come, first-served phase. This strategy allows faculty teams to request cubes at any time rather than waiting for a cube-request event. As long as the three faculty collaborators' home units have enough funding left for tokens, the cube will be granted in the order that requests are received. Cubes will be distributed on a rolling basis, with the same Mcubed program requirements and funding models as before. For more important Mcubed 3.0 information see Mcubed 3.0 Essentials here.
The first-come, first-served phase opened on Wednesday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open unit central funding from all three campus units (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint) runs out. Request your cube now!
To date, Mcubed has distributed 233 cubes in this third funding cycle, which runs from 2018-2020. While we have been delighted by faculty's enthusiasm so far, we still have sufficient central funding to support many more cubes. In most units, it's not too late for faculty to request a cube!
Be sure to visit the Status of All Tokens table to see if your unit has tokens still available to form cubes! (Note: To view the table, you must login using your uniqname and kerberos password)
Units with No Funding Available
Several units have reached their funding limits for tokens in classic cubes (worth $60K) and/or mini-cubes (worth $15K). If you come from one of these units, know that you can still participate in a cube as an additional team member who contributes knowledge and expertise, and your name can be included on the cube’s project card within the Mcubed website. (In fact, cubes very often involve more than three faculty members.) But you won’t be contributing a token to form the cube. It can only be formed by three faculty from units that have funded tokens available.
Some units have reached their limits of funded tokens in classic cubes (worth $60K), but sufficient funds remain to support tokens in mini-cubes (worth $15K). If you are from one of these units, consider whether your project might be advanced with $15K. If so, request a mini-cube!
Units on the Brink of Reaching Funding Limits
A few units are very close to reaching their limits of funded tokens for classic and/or mini-cubes. If your potential cube team has a faculty member from one of these units, you might consider also involving faculty from units that still have plenty of funded tokens available