As part of its effort to provide a continuum of funding to inventors across the university desiring to advance discoveries on a commercial path, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures is requesting proposals for translational funding. Established through a generous endowed gift, the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research provides $200,000 annually in seed funding to inventors across the university for technology validation and product development studies. The annual funding cycle occurs each spring, and this year's application deadline is March 15. The funds aim to support technology commercialization across all industries. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of 1) commitment of the inventors to commercialization, 2) prospective market size and competitive advantage, 3) technical feasibility, and 4) the potential for attracting follow-on funding/strategic partners/customers.
Award size: $25,000 to $100,000
Length of project: Up to nine months
Eligibility: Hopkins faculty with intellectual property
Award decision: June 5
JHU contact: Nina Urban, email@example.com
For more information about eligibility and the application process, click here.