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 seeks to invest in people 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 Fellowships will focus on investment at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. We seek to provide freedom and support to the most promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative work.
The foundation anticipates investing $33.75 million to support 50 Moore Fellows. The inaugural cohort of 2016 Fellows was recently announced. This year, the competition will focus on inventors at major research universities, additional institutions from among the top 50 National Institutes of Health-funded medical schools and universities, and selected non-academic environmental research institutions. The eligibility pool may be expanded in subsequent years.
Timeline for Awards
November 10, 2016 Requests for nominations sent to institution presidents
December 1, 2016 Online application system opens
December 1, 2016 Institutions provide primary contacts to the foundation
February 8, 2017 Institutions provide basic nominee information
March 1, 2017 All application materials due
May 10, 2017 Finalists selected
June 5, 2017 Finalist presentations due
June 9, 2017 Finalist in-person presentations
July 17, 2017 Supplemental information due
Fall 2017 Fellows announced