MCubed stimulates innovative research and scholarship by distributing real-time seed funding to multi-unit, faculty-led teams. Through this revolutionary 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.
Cubes empower team members to:
- Keep pace with the rapid information flow of today’s research environment
- Explore high-risk approaches that might not attract immediate support from more traditional funding mechanisms
- Tackle pressing social problems too complex for a single disciplinary approach
- Expose the next generation of researchers/scholars to the benefits of multidisciplinary collaboration.
Housed in the University of Michigan’s Office for Research (UMOR), MCubed is part of the Third Century Initiative, established by the provost and president in anticipation of the university’s bicentennial celebration in 2017. Building upon U-M’s excellence and spirit of cooperation across the disciplines, MCubed makes great ideas go!