The Franklin Institute is seeking nominations for the 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science.
The award program was established in 1990 through a bequest from Philadelphia chemical manufacturer and philanthropist Henry Bower (1896–1988). The award, a gold medal, and a cash prize of $250,000 are presented annually to a distinguished member of the international scientific community for work in a predetermined discipline that changes annually.
The prize recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying the perturbations of natural systems within the biosphere, atmosphere, or hydrosphere in the age of the Anthropocene. Nominations should recognize fundamental contributions that emphasize large-scale modeling or synthesis of observational data in order to provide insights into these systems within the recent past and into the near future. Such insights may come from investigating time scales of minutes up to millennia, as well as study across multiple disciplines
This is an international competition for individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying the perturbations of natural systems in the age of the Anthropocene. Nominees for the award must be living, and the winner must participate in the Franklin Institute Awards Week programs, to be held in the spring of 2019 in Philadelphia.
While not required, letters of Intent to nominate are appreciated and should be sent by April 30. Complete nominations must be received by May 31, 2018.
See the Franklin Institute website for complete program guidelines, profiles of previous winners, and nominations instructions.