The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has invited OSU to nominate two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellowship. Gordon Moore is co-founder of Intel and author of Moore’s Law. Inspired by Gordon Moore’s passion for discovery, this competition seeks to identify outstanding early-stage inventors at major research universities who create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s three main areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.
Nominees must be within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree and must dedicate a minimum of 25% time to the invention during the three year fellowship. Fellows may use the grant funds to support their own salary to create this opportunity. They may also hire undergraduates, graduate assistants or postdoctoral scholars and purchase services, equipment, or supplies.
Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time staff at OSU. Candidates must be no more than 10 years past receiving the terminal advanced degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.).
The candidate’s college or center must be willing to commit funding of $50,000 per year for three years to support the candidate’s invention research if s/he should be awarded the Moore Invention Fellowship.
Candidates should send to the Research Office the following documents in sequence as a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on December 14, 2017:
Each college may submit a maximum of two candidates for consideration. Each center or institute that reports directly to the Research Office may submit two candidates.
The Research Office will review the candidates submitted and select two candidates to nominate to the Moore Foundation by January 8, 2018. The deadline for nominees to submit a full application to the Moore Foundation is March 5, 2018.