National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame is an American not-for-profit organization dedicated to inventors and their inventions. Founded in 1973, its primary mission is to “honor the people responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. “Every February a class of inductees is chosen by the National Selection Committee and the Blue Ribbon Panel. To qualify, the inventor must have had a U.S. patent that has improved the welfare of humanity and promoted the progress of science and technology.

Award/Prize amount: $500,000
Application/Nomination information: Applications Accepted.
Agency deadline: Open
Internal/Campus deadline: N/A
Illinois campus contact: provostawards@illinois.edu
Additional information: NIHF Website

Illinois Recipients