The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is sponsoring the Moore Inventor Fellows.  Gordon Moore is co-founder of Intel and author of Moore’s Law.  This is a relatively new fellowship, with the first class of recipients announced earlier this month.  OSU was not eligible to apply last year, so this is our first opportunity.

Some key elements of the MIF are:

-          $200k/y to the inventor

-          OSU must contribute $50k/y in direct support to the inventor’s work

-          Inventor must dedicate a minimum of 25% time to the invention

-          Inventor must be within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree

-          Proposal areas are broad: science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.  See the webpage for more details on the Moore Foundation’s interests.

A full description of the Moore Inventor Fellowship is here, and guidelines are attached.

Interested applicants should send the following documents to the Research in sequence and in a single pdf to by 5 pm on Feb. 1.

  1.  Abstract
  2.  Statement of invention describing idea, importance, stage of invention, current funding, feasibility, potential impact in scientific research, environmental conservation, or patient care.  This should be no longer than 2 pages single-spaced, 12-pt font, 1-inch margins.
  3.  Inventor 2-page CV including key accomplishments and honors in addition to educational background, publications, etc.
  4.  One-page budget narrative explaining how money will be used.
  5.  Signed letter of recommendation from the Department Chair, Dean, or Center/Institute Director.  This must show the commitment to 25% time by the inventor and commit $50k/y in annual direct support for the inventor’s work.

Each college may submit a maximum of two nominationsEach Center or Institute that reports directly to the Research Office may submit two nominations.                                           

A decision to submit two nominations to the Moore Foundation will be made by COB on Feb. 7, 2017.  Successful nominations must submit a full package to the Moore Foundation by March 1, 2017. 

The Moore Foundation has not yet released all information about this award.  Consequently, please allow for modifications to this process if the Foundation makes changes that affect the process.

Questions - contact Roy Haggerty

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Date Open: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation