Moore Inventor Fellows

In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted the doubling of components on an integrated circuit every 18 months. From careful observation of an emerging trend, Moore extrapolated that computing would dramatically increase in power, and decrease in relative cost, at an exponential pace. This observation concisely describes the technological transformation of the past 50 years.

With the creation of the Moore Inventor Fellows, the foundation seeks to support early-career scientist-inventors with the potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.  

Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, including $50,000 per year from their home institution as a commitment to these outstanding individuals. The foundation plans to allocate nearly $34 million during the next ten years to support 50 fellows. Learn more about the 20162017 and 2018 Moore Inventor Fellows and their inventions.

The annual guidelines and the Moore Inventor Fellows Frequently Asked Questions provide more information about Moore Inventor Fellows and the selection process. If you have additional questions not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions, please email

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