Award Nomination Process & Procedures

Eligibility to Nominate:
Any full-time faculty member.

Eligibility to be Nominated:
A full-time tenure-track (or equivalent) faculty member in any division who has demonstrated a commitment to the translation of science into real-world products or services, and for whom the award will significantly expand their ability to commercialize their scientific discoveries. The ideal candidate will be an early or mid-career faculty member.

2023 Nominations are currently being accepted through July 15, 2023.


Required Information

  1. Nominator’s contact information
  2. Nominee’s contact information
  3. Nominee’s CV (to be uploaded in PDF format)
  4. Letter of Nomination (to be uploaded in PDF format), no longer than three pages clarifying how the nominee has demonstrated a commitment to translation and how the award will significantly contribute to academic commercialization. More specifically, the letter should address the unmet needs that the nominee is tackling, and how they are approaching scholarship with an eye toward application of their discoveries.

Selection Committee:
The selection committee will be composed of JHU leadership, distinguished Johns Hopkins faculty, and industry representatives.

Selection Process:
There will be a two-tier review process. The first tier will identify candidates from the initial nomination submissions to advance to the second tier. Finalists will then be forwarded to the president and the provost for final selection.

Please note that this award is NOT intended to serve as a lifetime achievement award, but rather an investment in future potential.

Stew Neifert, Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives