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:
- Your technology must be formally disclosed to the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures office and assigned a case number (e.g. C12345) Disclose an invention here: https://ventures.jhu.edu/disclosure/
- The invention must not be subject to any pre-existing exclusive licenses, non-exclusive licenses, or options.
- At least one investigator must have a full, joint, or courtesy faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University.
- 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.