The Franklin Institute
The Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is presented for outstanding achievement in a different, predetermined field of interest each year. As stipulated by the will of Henry Bower, this award includes a 14-karat gold medal and a $250,000 cash prize. The theme of the 2023 award is The Physics of Soft Matter: Self-Assembling, Responsive, Smart.
This is an international competition for individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding the unique properties of soft matter or to the development of applications utilizing soft matter.
Nominations from any individual or organization will be accepted, including self-nominations.
Nominations of candidates traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering are particularly encouraged.
The sponsor agency would appreciate an email of intent to nominate by February 28, 2023: email@example.com.
Nominations must be submitted in English and must include a narrative statement (5 pages or less), and 4 confidential letters of support sent directly to the Franklin Institute by March 31.