ARPA-H Funding Priority

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) was formally established in May 2022 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This new agency “will support transformative high-risk, high-reward research to drive biomedical and health breakthroughs—ranging from molecular to societal—that would provide transformative solutions for all patients.”

Illinois is well-positioned to respond to the mission of ARPA-H.

With Illinois’ interdisciplinary strengths, successes in health innovation leading broad societal impact recently exemplified through the SHIELD program, and forthcoming guidance from the Health Innovation Visioning Committee, our university is well-positioned to respond to the mission of ARPA-H.

Graduate student with prosthetic arm and client.

Susan Martinis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Illinois“[Illinois’] can-do spirit of innovation and creativity is just one of the reasons that I’m so excited about ARPA-H.”

Susan Martinis
Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation 

Get to know ARPA-H.

Understanding the unique aspects of ARPA-H will be critical in order to build the teams, networks, and partners needed to successfully compete for ARPA-H funding.

IHSI hosted a virtual information session on ARPA-H in partnership with Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC, on Sept. 19, 2022.

More information coming soon!

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Please contact Maggie Berg, IHSI Research Development Manager, with questions.

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