• High-speed funding still available!

    First-come, first-served cubing in play

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 of 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!

464 cubes funded
$50M brought in by cubes

MCubed Wins President's Staff Innovation Award

Innovative spirit runs high throughout the MCubed program

The MCubed staff team of Valerie Johnson, Wendy Palms and Amanda Kanter received the President’s Staff Innovation Team Award for developing and implementing best practices, identifying new opportunities for fundraising and sponsorship, and adding new features that make MCubed more responsive and inclusive.

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