Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) recently announced a new translation funding opportunity for Johns Hopkins University faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students with individual awards of up to $100,000.
The Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund has been established through a generous multi-year gift that provides a total of $300,000 annually in seed funding to inventors across the University for technology validation and product development studies. Translational funding enables researchers to set early-stage innovations and discoveries on a path to commercialization.
Applications are due October 15, 2018. Proposals will be 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. The fund complements the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research, which also aims to support technology commercialization across all industries.
For more information about eligibility and the application process, please visit https://ventures.jhu.edu/bisciotti, and for other funding opportunities please visit https://ventures.jhu.edu/funding/.