Bower Award for Achievement in Science

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying 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 to millennia and study across multiple disciplines.

Award/Prize amount: $250,000
Application/Nomination information: There is no restriction on who may nominate. Self-nominations are accepted
Agency deadline: May 31, 2020
Internal/Campus deadline: N/A
Illinois campus contact:
Additional information: Franklin Institute Website

Illinois Recipients

^emeritus/retired faculty

RecipientDepartmentAward Year
Ralph Cicerone*Electrical & Computer Engineering1999
Paul Lauterbur^Chemistry1990