In 2014, a $62.5 million gift established the Jump Applied Research Center for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES), a partnership between Jump Simulation and Education Center at OSF HealthCare and HCESC at Illinois’ College of Engineering. Jump ARCHES, a partnership of clinicians and engineers who are creating new and innovative simulation technologies, is transforming the way healthcare professionals learn. Further, through international partnerships, Jump ARCHES is also developing simulation-based educational tools to meet global healthcare challenges.
The Jump ARCHES Endowment provides direct access and competitive grants for engineers and clinicians of every discipline to work together, solving problems in the real world of healthcare. Over the last four years, this endowment has provided over $2 million through an internal grant mechanism. These competitive grants are available only to the employees of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, and OSF HealthCare Systems. Proposal requests are accepted twice annually.
In 2019, the partnership was expanded with new commitments of $50 million. Jump ARCHES will now be backed by a total of $112.5 million in endowment support. The Jump ARCHES expansion will increase the types of investigators who may apply for funding beyond The Grainger College of Engineering.