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 fellowship, we plan to encourage breakthroughs that accelerate progress for the next 50 years.

"The Moore Inventor Fellowship recognizes the power of innovation to solve problems and reimagine our world.”

Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., President
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Our goal is to partner with their host institutions to invest in these young inventor scientists and their inventions, to allow awardees to focus on their inventions, creating the scientific and technological revolutions of the future. Learn more about the 2016201720182019, 2020, 20212022, and 2023 Moore Inventor Fellows and their inventions.

Questions about the fellowship or how to apply?

For more information about the Moore Inventor Fellowship and our selection process, please read the annual guidelines and our updated list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions that we have not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions, please email

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