UW-Madison seeks applications for Moore Inventor Fellowships

UW-Madison seeks applications for Moore Inventor Fellowships

moorefdn_signThe Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the second competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

The Moore Inventor Fellowship program focuses on inventors at a critical stage of their innovations to support their work in ways that might be missed in the current research and development ecosystem. We seek to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with compelling inventions to pursue their creative work.

In the spirit of Moore’s passion for science and penchant for inventing, the foundation seeks to invest in people who create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s three main areas of interest.

Amount per Award: $675,000

Duration of Award: 3 Years

Number of Awards: 5 Awards


Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs, or other full-time staff. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the advanced terminal degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.).

Each host institution will be required to contribute $50,000 in annual direct support of the inventor’s work. This can be “in kind” as released time or access to special facilities for which there is normally a charge. Each fellow is required to devote at least 25 percent of their own time to their invention.

If you are proposing an invention assigned to WARF, please contact WARF prior to proceeding with your application.

UW-Madison is allowed to submit two nominations.