Moore Inventor Fellows

A program of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

What are they?

Gordon Moore’s contribution to the development of microelectronics helped produce the exponential growth of the digital revolution. In the spirit of Moore’s passion for science and penchant for inventing, the foundation seeks to support 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: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care.

MGH is eligible to nominate a maximum of two (2) candidates.

Who should apply?

Full time postdocs or junior faculty who are no more than 10 years past receiving the terminal advanced degree in their field (MS, PhD, or MD)

How much is each award?

The award is $200,000 per year for three years. In addition, the foundation will provide the host institution with $25,000 each year to cover costs associated with administering the grant award.

The mentor and or department/unit will be required to contribute $50,000 in annual direct support of the inventor’s work. Each fellow must devote at least 25 percent of their time to their invention.

This funding opportunity is not exempt from the 20% indirect cost (IDC) floor minimum. However, ECOR policy states that "for MGH investigators selected through a competitive process as the institutional nominee for the Moore Inventor Fellows in which the grant will bring in less than 20% indirect cost (IDC), ECOR will cover the IDC gap up to a maximum of $50,000 per year

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