ARCHES Funding

The Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation [Jump ARCHES] Endowment is a competitive grant is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians.

* Submission information will be announced soon! ARCHES Summer Internship Applications are closed.


Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems 2017 Call for Proposals (Click here for full information)

The Foundation’s new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. The 2017 RTHS CFP will focus on empirical and policy–relevant analyses that can inform strategies to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage.

  • Up to $600,000 will be available under this CFP.
  • Project funding will range from $50,000 to $150,000 to accommodate studies of 6 to 12 months. Preference may be given to rapid-turnaround projects that can be completed within six months, although the study timeline should be appropriate for the proposed objectives.
  • Up to six studies will be funded.

Key Dates:
June 23, 2017 (3 p.m. ET) Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
September 25, 2017  Notification of finalists.
December 1, 2017  Grants start.

 FY2018 MURI Call for Proposals

White papers inquiries and questions deadline: June 30, 2017

White papers due July 17, 2017; 11:59PM (Eastern daylight time)

Proposals inquiries and questions deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Proposals due: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Eastern daylight time)

There are many topics that could be of high interest.  If you have not done so already, please consider reviewing them. Full RFP Here

NIH announces that the NIH BD2K Program will be launching a Data Commons Pilot Phase.

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NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase Explores Using the Cloud to Access and Share *FAIR Biomedical Big Data

*Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable

The NIH, under the BD2K program, will be launching a Data Commons Pilot Phase to test ways to store, access and share FAIR biomedical data and associated tools in the cloud.

A data commons is a way to share and provide access to digital objects, like the data generated during biomedical research, or the software and other tools needed to use the data. A commons would help NIH extract more value from the digital products of biomedical research by making them available to more researchers. Using a cloud-based data commons model will empower researchers to find and interact with data directly in the cloud without spending time and resources downloading large datasets to their own servers.

The Data Commons Pilot Phase will include the following activities

  • Establishing community-endorsed unifying principles and guidelines to govern how the Data Commons operates and what it means for digital objects in the Commons to be FAIR
  • Developing and testing cloud-based platforms to store, manage and interact with biomedical data and tools
  • Setting up the ability to access controlled-access data through appropriate authorization and authentication protocols
  • Harnessing and further developing community-based tools and services that support interoperability between existing biomedical data and tool repositories and portability between cloud service providers
  • Creating portals where users with all levels of expertise can access and interact with data and tools
  • Learning by doing, which involves developing agile, iterative pilots of the Data Commons architecture/platform, testing its utility, troubleshooting, and retesting
  • Analyzing and evaluating the products and processes of the Data Commons Pilot Phase for cost, utility, efficiency, usability, and adherence to FAIR data principles

The NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase is expected to span fiscal years 2017-2020, with an estimated total budget of approximately $55.5 Million, pending available funds.

Learn more about FAIR data principles.

For questions about the NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase, please contact Dr. Vivien Bonazzi at: