Call for Nominations

The Franklin Institute invites you to nominate candidates for the Benjamin Franklin Medals, the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, and the Bower Award for Business Leadership.

The Benjamin Franklin Medals are awarded annually and span seven disciplines of science and engineering: chemistry, civil and mechanical engineering, computer and cognitive science, earth and environmental science, electrical engineering, life science, and physics. Nominations for the Benjamin Franklin Medals are accepted at any time.

The Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is presented in a different, predetermined field of interest each year. As stipulated by the will of Henry Bower, this award includes a $250,000 cash prize. Nominations are accepted through May of the year prior to the award presentation.

Nominations for the Bower Award for Business Leadership are accepted at any time.

Nominations are accepted from any individual or organization.

Nominees must be living. Award recipients must participate in the Awards Ceremony at which their medal is presented.

Each awardee receives a 14-karat gold medal.

Follow the links below for eligibility and nomination procedures for each Award category:

Benjamin Franklin Medals - Nominations Welcome

2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science – Nomination Period Closed

Bower Award for Business Leadership - Nominations Welcome