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Research Office Internal Notice of Intent due: October 18, 2023
Nomination due: November 14, 2023
Full proposal due: December 13, 2023
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has invited OSU to nominate two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellowship.
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.
Moore aims to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept of an invention or advance an existing prototype that tackles an important problem. This opportunity is not interested in supporting fundamental research projects or projects already at a stage where significant venture capital is available.
Prepare the following information to enter in this InfoReady form:
Budget Narrative (upload as a pdf)
A one-page budget narrative explaining how the Moore Inventor Fellowship funds would be used and outlines cost share commitment of the College/Unit.
Letter of College Support (upload as a pdf)
A signed letter from the department or Dean that shows the commitment to at least 25% time by the inventor and commit $50k/y in annual direct support for the inventor’s work. The annual $50,000 commitment must come from the inventor's department or college. Each college may submit a maximum of two candidates for consideration.
Statement of Invention (2-page limit, including citations, upload as a pdf)
1. The first paragraph should clearly, and without jargon, describe the invention, the problem it seeks to address and its potential impact.
2. The statement of invention should also include the following information:
Description of invention, stage of invention, feasibility, current funding, Importance to the Foundation’s focus areas (Science, Patient Care, and Environmental Conservation), potential impact, risks, and approach to measuring success and progress over the 3-year fellowship.
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The following questions will be used to evaluate each application. Basic research proposals do not meet the solicitation guidelines and will not be approved to move forward.