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July 15, 2019


October 10, 2018

Unique Mcubed research funding program begins third cycle

Millions of dollars in seed grants for bold, boundary-crossing work is available to faculty members as U-M launches the third round of Mcubed, a unique funding program that has more than tripled its investment since it launched in 2012.

November 1, 2017

NIH chief discusses research funding trends, role of MCubed

These are exciting times for biomedical research funding, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told faculty members and students Wednesday at the 2017 MCubed Symposium.

A downward trend in NIH's federal funding that began around 2003 and hit a low point in 2013 has turned around in recent years.

September 17, 2015

U-M's unique MCubed seed grants start second funding cycle

A doctor asked the overarching question of why kids die in the intensive care unit.

It occurred to him there wasn't a quick way to check their immune systems. Today's tests can take more than 24 hours. If a child is suffering from sepsis — an overwhelming inflammatory response to infection — the wait could be deadly.

September 30, 2014

MCubed opens public funding phase with projects in two areas

With more than $1 million in gifts, a new phase of the MCubed research-funding program will open this month, broadening the scope of U-M’s unique initiative to advance bold work that crosses traditional academic boundaries.

November 17, 2013

MCubed conference celebrates unique research collaborations

Hundreds of people from far-flung corners of U-M gathered Friday for the inaugural MCubed conference, a celebration of the seed grant program’s first funding year and a showcase of the 200-plus projects it’s making possible.

November 8, 2013

Innovation on display at MCubed demo day Nov. 15

More than 200 pilot projects born of bold ideas and unlikely collaborations will be on display next Friday at a symposium to mark the first funding anniversary of MCubed, the university’s one-of-a-kind seed grant experiment.

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