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 the foundation’s areas of interest: 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. 2019 marked our fourth cohort of fellows and the first completed cohort (2016).
For 2019, we received more than 200 nominations, from which we selected five fellows.
Each fellow receives 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.
Nominations for 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows are being solicited from eligible institutions from September 3 to December 13, 2019.