Seed Grant for JHSPH Faculty

Attention all full-time faculty members with a primary appointment at the Bloomberg School of Public Health!  Do you have an innovation that you believe has real market potential?  Submit an application for a Seed Grant under the Technology Development Accelerator Fund (TDAF).

The purpose of the TDAF is to further the development of Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty innovations with commercial potential.

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that require additional development, proof-of-concept or prototype design to spur interest or make the technology ready for licensing. The technologies could include patentable inventions or copyrightable material, such as software or assessment tools.

Suitable projects are typically those that are beyond the basic research stage and beyond the interest of most federal funding agencies. Proposals must demonstrate a high probability of making it from the lab to the marketplace.

The TDAF is not generally intended to support “de novo” development of ideas on which no substantial work has yet been undertaken, nor is it meant to support copyrightable academic monographs or educational material.

Grants of up to $50,000 (no indirect costs will apply) will be awarded to researchers for projects up to 12 months in duration, and proposals should be submitted to Mary Marcenelle ( on or before February 22, 2013.

To learn more and review the criteria, visit the Office of Research Administration’s myJHSPH site and log in with your JHSPH ID.

Good luck!