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.

Applications are currently closed.


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 proposed project cannot include a technology, defined by case number, that has received an internal JHU translational funding award during the current fiscal year.
  3. The invention must not be subject to any pre-existing exclusive licenses, non-exclusive licenses, or options.
  4. At least one investigator must have a full, joint, or courtesy faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University.
  5. Only one application per Lead Principal Investigator per application cycle.
  6. The application must NOT exceed 5 pages, excluding the cover page and letters of support, with a minimum 10-point font size and half inch margins.

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.

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For information about this and other translational funding

Kayla Pindell

Alliance Manager