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Mcubed Scholars Program

Description: The Mcubed Scholars Summer Internship Program, funded by the U-M Office of Research (UMOR) and administered through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, is a pilot initiative designed to provide U-M students with summer research opportunities on multidisciplinary faculty led research projects. Mcubed is a first-of-its-kind program in which faculty-student teams receive (start up) funding, to work on innovative research. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research with an Mcubed team consisting of at least three faculty from two different campus units (schools/colleges). The Mcubed program involves every school and college on campus so the range of research topics explored by teams is vast, from global health, to economic development in Detroit, to big data, to cancer research, and more.

The Mcubed Scholars Program allows students the opportunity to:

-Work part or full-time (20-40 hours/week) for 10 weeks during the summer on an innovative, interdisciplinary faculty-led research team

-Receive interdisciplinary mentoring from faculty from diverse disciplines across campus

-Attend educational seminars on interdisciplinary research topics

-Present at the UROP Summer Symposium on July 31st 

Students receive a $2,000-$4,000 stipend award for 20-40 hours/week for 10
weeks); additional funding for housing may be requested based on financial need

Program dates: May 28, 2019-July 31, 2019

Applications Available: December 10th, 2018

Application deadline: February 15th, 2019 (Applications are now closed)

Application requirements:

Complete the online form, which includes the following documents:

1. Personal Statement

2. Resume 

3. Official Transcript

4. Reference from a former faculty mentor/advisor etc. 

Once cubes are formed (February 2019), you will be required to apply to projects that interest you. While your application to the summer program will be due February 15th, you will not be officially admitted to the program until you secure a placement on a faculty cube and an online agreement is signed.

Deadline to secure a position is March 31st, 2019

For more information please contact our Assistant Director, Luciana Aenasoaie (