The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) endowment offers this priority Request for Proposals to faculty and researchers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, health care providers of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and/or OSF HealthCare clinicians.
The seed funding from the Jump ARCHES program allows teams to demonstrate proof-of-concept ideas or generate pilot data.
The goal of this priority RFP is to address the challenges faced by our community and society as we develop policies and procedures for health care delivery through new mediums including tele-health platforms, and to improve health care quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of researchers, engineers, clinicians, and social and behavioral scientists.
The Jump ARCHES program seeks proposals from cross-institution and interdisciplinary teams for projects that will result in clinical impact, scholarly contributions, large externally funded grants, intellectual property, and/or new startup companies.
To be successful, applicants are expected to develop deep professional relationships that will result in highly collaborative and engaged interdisciplinary teams that can identify and tackle significant health care problems.
To achieve this goal and promote collaboration between institutions, OSF HealthCare and the Health Care Engineering Systems Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign encourage applicants to inquire if their ideas require facilities or technologies that they cannot access at their home institution.
Examples of such facilities and technologies may include simulation areas, robotics technology, 3D printing, or other prototyping and manufacturing needs.
View these facilities on the HCESC website, Jump Simulation Center Urbana website, and Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center Peoria website.
This round, we are seeking proposals incorporating solutions in digital health, data science, health equities, health care access, AI, and related areas in the development of technologies to:
Solutions will incorporate aspects of the following:
Jump ARCHES has over 140 projects at a total of $10 million since 2014. View all funded projects here: https://healtheng.illinois.edu/jumparches/fundedgrants.
There are three levels of support: Phase 0, Phase 1, and Phase 2
Phase 0 awards are for up to 6 months of support up to $25,000. These short duration awards are expected for rapid results and can be used for projects proposing, for example, purchase of shared equipment, collection of preliminary data, sponsorship of a capstone design project, conducting team development activities, etc.
Phase 1 awards are for 18 months of seed money support up to $100,000. These longer duration awards are expected to generate proof-of-concept ideas or generate pilot data. These projects should allow new teams to develop effective working relationships and project concepts that will lead to highly competitive external funding source applications or commercially viable technologies/services. Phase 1 awards have been revised from 12 months and $75,000 to allow teams to develop more substantial results.
Phase 2 awards are for continuing funding of Phase 1 awards. Discussions with Jump ARCHES program leadership is mandatory to apply for this award to discuss funding amount and performance timeline. Investigators may request Phase 2 funding if Phase 1 projects have met specified goals. Furthermore, the PI must have demonstrated at least one of the following outcomes from Phase 1: submission of invention disclosure with UIUC OTM - OSF OIM, evidence of application for external funding beyond UIUC, OSF, or UICOMP, or technology license or successful implementation of Phase 1 results at OSF or a related health care organization.
Phase 1 and 2 proposals need to identify future or matching funding from federal, state, county, or other governmental or non-governmental organizations.
Fall funding priorities will be mostly for Phase 0 and Phase 2 proposals. Spring funding priorities will be mostly for Phase 1 proposals due to the need for longer time to develop effective teams and project concepts.
For the preparation of a responsive application, please contact:
Antonios Michalos, MD, MS, Associate Director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center
For questions on the submission of the application, please contact:
Seth Stutzman, SS, BS
ARCHES Program Coordinator