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 for Spring 2017 will be announced soon!

Call for Proposals: Carle Illinois Collaborative Research Seed Program

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative (IHSI) and Carle announced the following opportunity:

The Carle Illinois Collaborative Research Seed Funding Program welcomes research proposals from a broad array of disciplines and clinical areas. This round of funding will focus on four priority areas: population health, imaging, data analytics, and rural health. In these areas the aim is to:

  • Foster collaboration between Carle clinicians and Illinois researchers
  • Support innovative approaches to the challenges facing clinical care
  • Promote opportunities to improve positive health outcomes
  • Enable collaborators to acquire preliminary data for a subsequent external collaborative grant application
  • Stimulate significant external research or clinical trial funding from either government or corporate sources

More information, including eligibility guidelines, selection criteria, proposal preparation, and how to submit your proposal can be found here.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 28, 2017.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation RFP: $100K Grand Challenges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.
Deadline: Applications on the following four topics will be accepted until May 3, 2017. 

Mass General Hospital Student Prize Award: You could win $100,000!

Call for Entries: 2017 Student Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare

This is the call for entries in the 2017 cycle of our unique national Student Prize competition for technology innovations directed at the needs of primary care in medicine. Interested students should begin to pull together ideas for submission in the upcoming 2017 cycle. The five best student entrants will receive awards of $5,000 each and the three top student teams, chosen from those five Finalists, will win awards of $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000, respectively, to support their further work. We have given out over 80 awards to students around the country in the eight prior years of this competition! This competition, to encourage engineering-student interest in the challenges of primary care, is administered by the “Ambulatory Care of the Future” program of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Who is eligible: Any graduate or undergraduate student in any U.S. university engineering or science department may enter.
How to Enter: The entry process begins with the simple online submission of a short two-page pre-proposal, describing their project, their team, and the potential clinical impact.
Opening date for online submissions: April 3, 2017

Click here for full details on APF Website

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will fund 50 – 1st year or entering students, as non-clinical research fellows

“Don’t get hung up on our name, because we’re not just looking for students who do health policy research. We’re looking for any student whose research has the potential to impact health and well-being—the economics PhD student examining how the marketplace drives decisions that create barriers to good health. The engineering PhD student studying systems that better support wellness. The agriculture PhD student who pursues research while keeping an eye on how it impacts long-term health. The goal of the program is to train doctoral students to use their discipline-based research training to advance health equity to build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone to live longer, healthier lives.”-RWJF

Who is this for? Doctoral students from any discipline—from anthropology to political science. Scholars participate in the program from their home communities; no relocation necessary.

Click here for Call for Applications

Key Dates

February 16, 2017 (12–1pm ET)
Webinar for interested applicants for the Health Policy Research Scholars program; register here.
March 29, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)  Deadline for receipt of full applications.**