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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Seven Jump ARCHES Grants Funded

Seven projects were chosen to receive Jump ARCHES funding from the Spring 2021 Request for Proposals addressing challenges and expand on lessons learned about COVID-19 vaccination and testing.

“As we develop new vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, it’s also important to take into account societal factors such as age, race, location, infrastructure, and how to best provide for underserved populations. We expect significant changes in how health care is delivered so that it is more accessible for all and are proud to fund projects that spearhead these developments,” said T. Kesh Kesavadas, Ph.D., director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center.

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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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