FUNDING & PROPOSALS

GOAL

The goal of the Jump ARCHES program is to collaborate with experts in the broad areas of Sensing Devices, Materials & Mechanics, Health Information Technologies, Simulation, Human Factors/Industrial Ergonomics and Design to execute actionable projects that can be used for and directed to simulation in training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners.

 

FUNDING MODEL

The Jump ARCHES grant program provides for the following:

  • Salary support for engineers who will work primarily within Jump ARCHES in Peoria
  • Salary support for clinicians or investigators within OSF HealthCare, the University of Illinois College of Engineering or others relevant to the research program
  • Salary support for other key personnel or consultants
  • Administrative and staffing expenses
  • Programmatic funding within project scope

 

PROPOSALS

All proposals recommended for funding must be outlined in a statement of work with a supporting budget. All submissions must address how the research aligns with the goals of the Jump ARCHES program, including the potential impact on patient and learner outcomes. The goal of this competitive grant is to improve health care quality and patient safety through the combined efforts of engineers and clinicians.

NOTE: Only members of faculty of the University of Illinois College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign, members of faculty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and/or OSF Healthcare System clinicians are eligible to submit proposals.

 

HOW TO PREPARE A RESPONSIVE PROPOSAL

The goal of the Jump ARCHES program is to collaborate with experts in the broad areas of Sensing Devices, Materials & Mechanics, Health Information Technologies, Simulation, Human Factors/Industrial Ergonomics and Design to execute actionable projects that can be used for and directed to simulation in training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners.

Proposals are encouraged to focus on 3D Visualization, Imaging Techniques for Automated Segmentation, Deep Learning from Medical Images, Surgical Planning & Simulation and Human Computer Interface for Medical Training.

All proposals should address the needs of clinical simulations and training and be amenable to translational activities, which lend themselves to full deployment and commercialization of the outcomes for use in medical training. They must identify two Co-Investigators: one from the University of Illinois College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign and one from among the clinicians providing care within OSF Healthcare System.

Proposals are specifically evaluated for their respective alignment to Jump ARCHES program goals (Relevance), the potential impact on patient and learner outcomes (Impact) and the proposed plan and quality of the team proposed (Approach).

 

PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCESS

All proposals are reviewed by a designated Steering Committee for Jump ARCHES. Committee members will prioritize:

  • Applied research programs that evaluate the improvement of patient outcomes through clinical simulation
  • The creation of equipment and facilities to evaluate and improve health care through clinical simulation
  • Contributions to scholarship and support for advanced degrees to prepare new generations of experts in the field
  • Proposals which are competitive for additional external funding to advance the broader use of clinical simulation in health care

Once a proposal is selected and transitions into an initiative, suitable space will be assigned to chosen for it within the 3rd and 4th floor facilities of the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center building in Peoria, IL. This location will provide access to a wide spectrum of clinical professionals and their existing health care technologies while illuminating the challenges they face in the transformation of health care.

 

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

Each Jump ARCHES project is governed by a Project Specification that ensures each initiative:

  • Incorporates terms of the agreement
  • Identifies background IP
  • Identifies consumables needed
  • Documents key personnel
  • Outlines budget and reporting requirements
  • Stipulates administration fee and percentage of revenue sharing
  • Publishes annual progress reports
  • Conducts quarterly meetings with patent and technology commercialization office