Howard Bremer Scholarship

Supporting Those Pursuing a Career in Tech Transfer

Support the next generation of tech transfer professionals.

Launched in 2002, the Howard Bremer Scholarship is an annual program that supports students and emerging professionals pursuing careers in technology transfer. Named to honor our esteemed colleague, a pioneering AUTM member and past President of the Association (1978–1979), the scholarship is awarded to those who—like Howard Bremer— wish to bring creativity and innovation to the academic technology transfer profession.

Howard's Legacy
Howard began his career working on well-known and enduring products that many of us use every day. He helped evolve and grow one of the most successful technology transfer programs in the United States—the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and, most notably,  helped create both the Bayh-Dole Act and AUTM itself.

What Past Winners Have Said

The Howard Bremer Scholarship has had a profound impact on my career as a Technology Licensing Associate, empowering me to thrive in an industry that merges science, business, and law. The esteemed reputation of this award has elevated my interactions with professionals worldwide, fostering meaningful discussions on licensing and cultivating a diverse and inclusive professional community within the field of tech transfer. Furthermore, the financial support provided by the award has granted me the flexibility to access valuable educational resources, enabling me to expand my knowledge in technology licensing. The recognition of my progress as a licensing professional has had a positive effect on my professional development. For these reasons, I am sincerely grateful for this incredible opportunity.
Quentin Booker, 2023 Scholarship Winner

Howard Bremer, through his commitment to innovation, provided a voice for all academic researchers as he spearheaded the development and future applications of the technology transfer field. By working in a smaller, more rurally-based environment, incorporating these principles have been vital to better understanding and approaching the unique perspectives of each faculty member, specifically towards expanding outreach to include more humanities-based innovations and opening the world of technology transfer to a greater number of university faculty and students. The AUTM Howard Bremer Scholarship has provided key instructional opportunities to enhance a framework I can apply daily, with the goal of advancing innovations across a variety of disciplines for the benefit of our community.
Elizabeth Lafave, 2023 Scholarship Winner

Being awarded the Howard Bremer Scholarship was for me a moment of both pride and humility. As a tech transfer novice attending AUTM conference for the first time in 2022, I was welcomed by seasoned veterans who were just as eager to share their years of accumulated knowledge as they were to learn. Since then, the wealth of resources that AUTM provided have helped me grow at every stage of my career. I am grateful for this scholarship opportunity being the catalyst that made me part of a community that spans universities as well as industries across the world.
Daniel (Dianxiong) Zou, 2022 Scholarship Winner

Past Recipients

Tulika Rastogi
Tristan Harrison
Michael Invernale

Christopher Sue
Quentin Gerard Booker
Elizabeth R. LaFave

Michael Patrick Fiske 
Daniel (Dianxiong) Zou 
Fabiola Moreno

Cortney Cavanaugh
Guru Venkatesan
Jessica Trostel
Ruwaida Mohideen
Alba Marrero

Chithra Krishnamurthy 
Alexandria Mullins 
Radhika Palkar 
Krishna Patel 
Elizabeth Sheckler

Kyle Bartholomew
Bayode Ero-Phillips
Prabhpreet Gill
Rosemary Kiser
Meagan Pitcher

Sandra Cochrane
Swati Dadhich-Mandal
Tripta Dixit
Sarah Farr
John Nicosia

Zeinab Abouissa
Saunders Ching
Rozzy Finn
Kenneth Karanja
Vishalakshi Krishnan

Brian Bender
Dana M. Hutchison
Norman Kuok Teong Ong
Laura T. Prestia
Jennifer P. Richards

Farnaz R. Bakhshi
Shannon Fraser
Cory Ungles Lago
Artie Carlyle Rogers
Dustin J. Shilling

Ramika Bansi
Mrinmoy Chakrabarti
Masood Ahammed Machingal
Suguna Rachakonda
Qian Zhang

Ramzi Asfour
Neil Bajpayee
Mary Beth Hughes Campbell
Chalonda Handy
Michelle Johnson

Linara Axanova
Derek Francis
Angela Garrison
Norell Hadzimichalis
Nisha Narayan

Jacob Rooksby
Amit Kumar
Brian Shedd
Kaitlyn Turo
Wendy Zimbone

Ruth Ann Epling
Vijay Iyer
N'Goundo Magassa
Jeremy Nelson
Vinay Tannan

Darya Bubman
Susan Dollinger
Karl Fultz
Kathryn Nguyen
Michael  Perham

Sabarni Chatterjee
Joy Goswami  
Mikael Herlevsen
Baidehi Mukherjee
Avni Rambhia

Natalia Agisheva
C. Kuyler Doyle
Vivek Ramakrishnan
Peggy  Rematier

James Hoberg
Tania Massa
Shoji  Takahashi
Judy Lille Tidwell
Pearlanne Zelarney

Adam Falconer
Lisa Goble
Joel Goertz
Dipanjan Nag
Orakanoke Phanraksa

Milton Lore
Sita Pappu
Alethea  Pounds
Gregory Schreiber

Frank Boschi
Celika Caldwell