The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has invited OSU to nominate two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellowship.  Gordon Moore is a 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.    moore-inventor-fellows-2019-guidelines-final-1.pdf

  • Fellows will receive $675,000 in funding over three years at a level of $200,000 per year from the Moore Foundation
  • Moore Foundation will provide $25,000 each year to OSU to cover costs associated with administering the grant award, resulting in a total three-year award from the Moore Foundation of $675,000.
  • In addition, OSU will make a contribution of $50,000 in annual support of the inventor’s work - The candidate’s college 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.
  • 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.).

For consideration, Candidates must provide the Research Office the following documents in sequence as a single pdf to research.development@oregonstate.edu by 5 pm (pacific time) on Monday, January 14, 2019:   

  1. Abstract
  2. Statement of invention describing idea, importance, stage of the invention, invention disclosure # if available, 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. A one-page budget narrative explaining how the Moore Inventor Fellowship funds would be used.
  5. Signed letter of recommendation from the Department Chair or Dean. This must show 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

  • Research Office Internal Letter of Intent deadline:  Monday, January 14, 2019 - by 5 pm PT 
  • The Research Office will review the candidates submitted and select two candidates to nominate to the Moore Foundation by Monday, February 11, 2019 - 5 pm PT.
  • The deadline for nominees to submit a full application to the Moore Foundation is March 4, 2019 by 5 pm PT.
Expiration: 
Monday, January 14, 2019
Date Open: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Source: 
External
Sponsor: 
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Agency Deadline: 
Monday, March 4, 2019
Limit per Institution: 
2 nominations
Important Notes: 
Candidate’s college must be willing to commit funding of $50,000 per year for three years