While the Health Care Engineering Systems Center exists to foster collaboration between engineers and physicians primarily through the endowment Jump ARCHES, a partnership between OSF HealthCare and HCESC, there are many organizations nationwide that offer funding in hope of achieving the same goal. See below for funding opportunities in healthcare engineering from agencies and organizations outside of the University of Illinois and Jump ARCHES.

Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology

This is a competitive funding opportunity open to public or non-profit private institutions, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; units of local or state government, eligible agencies of the federal government, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (federally recognized, other than federally recognized, and tribally designated organizations). For-profit organizations may participate in projects as members of a consortium or as a sub-recipient only. Because the purpose of this NOFO is to improve health care in the United States, foreign institutions may participate in projects as members of a consortium or as a sub-recipient only. Applications submitted by for-profit organizations or foreign institutions will not be reviewed. Organizations described in section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities are not eligible.

Proposal deadline: September 30, 2021

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Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality

This FOA issued by AHRQ invites grant applications for funding to conduct exploratory and developmental research grants (R21) for projects in the early and conceptual stages of development that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves health care quality and outcomes. 

Proposal deadline: July 16, 2020

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2020 ICE Grant Request for Proposals – University of Illinois Extension

The U of I Extension and Public Engagement Connection Center announces this opportunity for UIUC researchers and Extension professionals to apply for Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Extension (ICE) grants in the areas of food, economy, environment, community, and health. Approximately 19 grants with total funding of up to $60,000 per project over two years will be supported.

Proposal deadline: to allow time to identify partners and develop proposals, the ICE RFP will be pre-released June 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted from September 1 – 30, 2020.

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