Jump ARCHES Autism Challenge Planning Grant

Proposal Deadline Extended to March 25, 2019

Jump ARCHES is soliciting proposals for an Autism Challenge Planning Grants with a focus on Autism. Researchers can request a planning grant of up to $10,000.

These planning grants are awarded to assist researchers overcome logistical barriers and improve communication and collaboration for developing a full proposal in response to a Jump ARCHES RFP on the same topic in a subsequent RFP cycle. Planning grant activities may involve establishing partnerships, which may include travel, to build new technological advances fitting the Jump ARCHES program requirements.

Future Jump ARCHES cycles will consider programs specifically serving and identifying individuals with autism that have an exploratory technology or have expressed an interest in starting a program. Use of mobility platforms or other scalable technology tools will be attractive to grant reviewers.

Awardees will receive direct technical assistance from Jump ARCHES leaders and up to 10 months of funding to plan a full Jump ARCHES proposal.

Applications will be considered for any technology tools and/or training that improve learning outcomes or performance, or assist in the recognition and screening of children with autistic characteristics.

Effective proposals will:

  • Identify two Co-PIs (one from UI Engineering and one from OSF/UICOMP).
  • Define a track towards exploration of technology or technologies that create solutions for the recognition and diagnosis of autism and related syndromes.
  • Define a track towards the engagement, education, and training/treatment of children with autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Include technologies which may have the potential to lead to groundbreaking discoveries

Examples include but are not limited to AR/VR, sensors, AI, voice assisted systems, cognitive measurements, NLP, simulation, tele-interactions.

What will make your proposal stand out?

  • A story that demonstrates the impact the grant funds will make
  • Brevity goes a long way (not more than 2 pages of technical description-not included references, faculty bios, and budget justification)
  • Anticipated measurable results – how will these funds assist in building collaboration?
  • A detailed project budget – Outline the whole picture and be specific to how these funds will be administered and other funding sources obtained or in the pipeline
  • Demonstrate your plan for collaboration & the creation of a Jump ARCHES proposal
  • Organization and thoroughness of the proposal itself
  • A timeline towards the submission of a Jump ARCHES proposal

Submission and Contact Information:

A single pdf file should be submitted that contains the entire proposal package (proposal, references, budget justification, Investigators’ CVs)

Please include the Submitting PI’s last name in the filename of the document (ex. LastName_ARCHES_Planning Grant.pdf).

DEADLINE: Submit proposals by email, no later than 5:00pm CST, on March 25, 2019, to Tony Michalos (michalos@illinois.edu), using “ARCHES Planning Grant Proposal Submission” in the Subject line.

For inquiries regarding this announcement, please send an email to hcesc@illinois.edu .


The Jump ARCHES Proposal deadline has been extended!

We strive to make improvements to Jump ARCHES applications submission and review processes. The Amplifund submittal portal is being updated to make application uploading simpler and more straight forward. Therefore, the Jump ARCHES proposal submission deadline has been extended to December 5, 2018.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.

For more information and instructions please visit: Application Information and Instructions


Thank You for Attending!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 5th Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium and Medical Exposition on Monday, September 17, 2018. It was a successful day of introducing various simulation technologies and showcasing our very own Jump ARCHES grant award winners and their project progress. A new 2 Minute Research Pitch session was well received by all. We look forward to the collaborations that will grow from this activity!  The Innovative Medical Exposition with all of the demos of new technology for the healthcare field showed just how Engineering and Medicine are intersecting to create better healthcare!

Pictures and details of the day are forthcoming to our Health Care Symposia page so be sure to visit there often! Maybe you will see your face in the crowd!

Jump ARCHES RFP-Deadline Extended!

Request for Proposals is Now Open for 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. The goal of this competitive grant is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians.

The request for Proposals is now Open! 

Opening Date: August 1, 2018 
♦♦Closing Date: Just released-New Deadline for submission is NOVEMBER 1, 2018, at 5:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Full Details can be found at Jump ARCHES RFP

Don’t miss the 2018 Health Care Engineering Symposium

We are celebrating our 5th year of  bringing timely topics to you with the Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium and Medical Simulation EXPO!

REGISTER now for the 5th  Health Care Engineering Systems Symposium & Interactive Medical Simulation EXPO-happening on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the I Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL.

Join Health Care Engineering Systems Center and Jump Simulation in making this ARCHES sponsored symposium another engaging and successful event.

We will cover topics such as:

  • Simulation, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality in Health Care and Education
  • Wearable Computing
  • Voice User Interface
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Medical and Social Robotics
  • Assistive Living Technologies

We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral/poster presentation or a live demonstration by registering and submitting your abstract by August 15, 2018.

***Registration is free but seating is limited!***