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Oct. 19, 2017, 2:33 PM
Vanderbilt anticipates the opportunity to nominate up to two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation aims to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work or advance an existing prototype that tackles an important problem in the areas of scientific research, environmental conservation or patient care. Each fellow will receive a total of $675,000 over three years.
Inventors will be evaluated by their demonstrated creative potential and technical ability for the proposed line of work. Inventions will be evaluated based on their importance in the area of interest, the need for funding to achieve rapid success, and the plausibility of achieving stated impact. See the list of previous recipients.
Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s nominees must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2017:
1. Description of invention
2. Importance in the area of science, environmental conservation, or patient care and experience
3. Stage of invention
4. Current funding
6. Approach for measuring progress during the grant term
Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.
Please contact us at LSO@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions about the program, foundation or internal review process.
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