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Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

Last updated: Dec 12, 2023

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Summary

Target: Innovative Scientists,

Award Value: $250,000 USD and a 14-karat gold medal,

Host Institution: The Franklin Institute

deadline:

Expired 108 days ago

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in ScienceThe Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is now calling for nominations from individuals and organizations of scientist who have contributions to fundamental or application-oriented science with broad impact. Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific significance—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and the societal/economic impact of the nominee’s work.

This year’s theme is “Ecosystem Restoration”. Nominations initiated by an email of intent to nominate a candidate would be appreciated by February 29, 2024.

Award Description

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the development of policies and approaches that promote ecosystem restoration and mitigate ecosystem degradation. The United Nations has declared 2021–2030 to be the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to highlight the critical need to prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems throughout the world as ways to help end poverty, combat climate change, and prevent extinctions. The quality of life on our planet in the 21st century and beyond depends on the successful preservation and restoration of ecosystems.

The Franklin Institute Awards celebrates pioneering achievements in science, engineering, and industry and the brilliant individuals from across the globe who make them. As the oldest science and technology awards program in the U.S. Nominations should recognize contributions to fundamental or application-oriented science with broad impact and should clearly indicate the scientific significance—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and the societal/economic impact of the nominee’s work.

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Theme: Ecosystem Restoration

Prize: $250,000 USD and a 14-karat gold medal

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

The Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science:

  • Is an international competition for individuals who have made significant contributions in developing scientific approaches and/or policies that have enhanced the implementation of ecosystem restoration.
  • As specified by the will of Henry Bower, this award and prize must be presented to an individual, not to a group.
  • Candidates must be living, and the winner must participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs, to be held in April 2025 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Nominations from any individual or organization will be accepted, including self-nominations.
  • Nominations of candidates traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering are particularly encouraged.

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Nomination Procedures

To nominate a candidate for the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science:

  • An email of intent to nominate would be appreciated by February 29, 2024.
  • Nominations must be submitted in English and must include:
  • Name and contact information of nominee
  • Name and contact information of nominator
  • Proposed award citation of 50 words or fewer, specifying the achievement(s) for which the candidate is nominated.
  • Narrative statement describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award, including technical contributions, impact on their field, and broader impact on science and society.
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography of significant and relevant publications
  • Four confidential letters of support sent by the letter writers directly to The Franklin Institute Awards Office

Nominations should be emailed to:

Beth Scheraga, Director, The Franklin Institute Awards, bscheraga@fi.edu | 215.448.1329

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