A revolutionary research funding experiment begins today at U-M, as faculty members from every school and college start to coalesce into teams of three to embark on visionary projects.
The MCubed program, announced in May, will divvy up $15 million among 250 brand new, interdisciplinary pilot studies. A grassroots endeavor spearheaded by a trio of engineering professors, it empowers researchers themselves -- as opposed to funding agencies -- to decide which ideas are worth exploring.
All 19 schools and colleges at the university, as well as three other interdisciplinary units, have agreed to participate.
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