Accelerating progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care

Gordon Moore’s contribution to the development of microelectronics helped produce the exponential growth of the digital revolution that continues today. In the spirit of Moore’s passion for science and penchant for inventing, the foundation is supporting early-career scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. 

The Moore Inventor Fellows program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. We seek to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative work.

The foundation plans to allocate nearly $34 million through 2026 to support 50 Moore Inventor Fellows. Our cohort of 2016 fellows and 2017 fellows were announced in November 2016 and 2017 respectively. The 2017 competition was open to early-career staff at major research universities, selected medical research institutions and selected environmental research institutions.

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