At Mcity, U-M faculty and researchers, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from a range of academic disciplines, help shape the future of mobility.


Research. Collaboration. Education.

Research is a priority. Mcity funds technology projects, but our interests extend well beyond the technical. We engage with faculty across campus: architecture and urban planning, business, law, public health, public policy, the social sciences, and more. Part of our mission is to educate and train U-M students who will be leaders in the emergence of 21st century mobility systems.

EV/Mobility Scholars Program

The University of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to foster hiring in the electric vehicle and mobility industries by providing companies with direct access to engineering students. Michigan State University and Michigan Technological University are involved in the pilot program as well.

EV/Mobility Scholars will receive scholarships of $5,000 if they are hired as an intern by a participating company, and $10,000 if hired for a full-time position.

Learn more about the EV/Mobility Scholars Program, including how to apply.



Matching Students with Startups

Perot Jain TechLab at Mcity provides students an opportunity to participate in sponsored company projects, giving them experience in developing cutting edge technology at early-stage companies in the connected and automated vehicle industry. The TechLab course offered by Michigan Engineering operates as an independent study, providing students a unique opportunity to explore coursework outside of a dedicated Michigan Engineering program and work with peers, colleagues, and faculty across multiple disciplines. Perot Jain TechLab is managed by Michigan Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Mcity.

TechLab opportunities are also available to work on electric vehicle projects and climate change solutions.

Applications are open through Oct. 8, 2023 for 2024 student cohorts. Apply now!

Apply for Perot Jain TechLab at Mcity, Winter 2023

Apply for Perot Jain TechLab Electrification, Winter 2023

Apply for Perot Jain TechLab Climate Change, Winter 2023


Research Opportunities for Faculty

Mcity periodically announces a request for research proposals, typically annually. Click below to receive email notification about our next RFP.

Research Opportunity Notifications

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