Established through a generous $5.4 million gift from businessman and philanthropist Louis B. Thalheimer, the Fund provides seed funding for vital proof-of-concept and validation studies of valuable technologies at Johns Hopkins. Recipients are awarded $25,000 to $100,000 to conduct work over a period of up to nine months.

Application Deadline: Early April
Award Timing: May/June announcement and award

Applications are closed at this time.


To be considered, your application must meet the following criteria:

  1. Your technology must be formally disclosed to the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures office and assigned a case number (e.g. C12345) Report an invention here:
  2. The invention must not be subject to any pre-existing exclusive licenses, non-exclusive licenses, or options.
  3. At least one investigator must have a full, joint, or courtesy faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University.
  4. The application must not exceed 5 pages excluding the cover page.

Please note: The Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research is an evergreen fund. When Thalheimer-funded technologies are successfully licensed, a portion of the Hopkins’ license revenue (twice the award amount) is repaid to the Thalheimer Fund to support future projects. Therefore, if a technology receives a $100,000 award, $200,000 is repaid to the Thalheimer Fund before any revenues are distributed to Johns Hopkins, including inventors.

NEED HELP? Read our Translational Funding Application Guide


For information about this and other translational funding

Brian Stansky

Senior Director, FastForward