An OSF HealthCare, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria Collaboration funding interdisciplinary research between engineers, clinicians, and social scientists to improve the future of health care for all. 


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Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Jump ARCHES RFP

Jump ARCHES is offering a priority Request for Proposals to faculty and researchers of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, health care providers of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and/or OSF HealthCare clinicians. The seed funding from the Jump ARCHES program allows teams to demonstrate proof-of-concept ideas or generate pilot data.

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Jump Applied Research in Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (ARCHES) is an endowment partnership between Jump Simulation and Education Center at OSF HealthCare and The Grainger College of Engineering at the the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

It was established in 2014 by a $62.5 million gift to provide direct access and competitive grants to engineers and physicians working together to combat problems in the realm of health care. In 2019, the partnership was expanded with a new commitment of $50 million. 

When are proposals due?

Proposals are accepted twice annually in the Spring and Fall. Click below to join our email list to be notified by email of the next RFP.

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Who can apply?

Your proposal must include one investigator from The Grainger College of Engineering and one from OSF HealthCare.

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Can students get involved?

Yes! We offer the Jump ARCHES Summer Internship for graduate & undergraduate students in VR/AR, robotics, data, & more.


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