Accelerating progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care

Gordon Moore is one of the most celebrated scientists and inventors of our time. To honor our visionary founder, we created the Moore Inventor Fellows to nurture the next generation of scientists and inventors. With the creation of the fellowship, we hope to encourage breakthroughs that accelerate progress for the next 50 years.

The Moore Inventor Fellowship supports scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care.

The foundation will allocate a total of nearly $34 million through 2026 to support 50 Moore Inventor Fellows – five fellows per year for ten years, beginning in 2016.

Each fellow receives a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, which includes $50,000 per year from their home institution as a commitment to these outstanding individuals.

View the full list of Moore Inventor Fellows


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50 inventors to shape the next 50 years.



Enabling scientist-inventors to take risks, advance their inventions and gain entrepreneurial experience.  
  • first award

    Oct 2016

  • grants to date


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