Since its inception in 1824, The Franklin Institute has honored trailblazing achievements in science, engineering, and industry through The Franklin Institute Awards.
The Benjamin Franklin Medals – Nominations Welcome
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. Recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medals receive 14-karat gold medals and honoraria of $10,000 per award. Nominations for the Benjamin Franklin Medals are accepted at any time.
The Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science – Nomination Period Closed
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 2024 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is The Physics of Soft Matter: Self-Assembling, Responsive, Smart.
The Bower Award for Business Leadership – Nominations Welcome
The Bower Award for Business Leadership honors an individual from an American business or industry who personifies outstanding qualities and attainments in leadership, the advancement of sound economic practices, and adherence to the highest ethical standards. Nominations for the Bower Award for Business Leadership are accepted at any time. Recipients of the Bower Award for Business Leadership receive a 14-karat gold medal.