Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science -- Theme: Safe, Sustainable, Resilient Civil Infrastructure

Funding Agency:
Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2023 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant scientific or engineering contributions that improve the safety, sustainability, and resilience of civil infrastructure in a world faced with climate change, natural disasters, increased use due to population growth, and infrastructure that has outlived its design life. Nominations should recognize fundamental contributions that have had a broad impact. Nominations are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following subtopics:

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, statistical algorithms, and cloud computing

  • Natural disaster risk analysis, management and vulnerability of interdependent systems, and real time monitoring and control

  • Technological advances related to transforming waste to potable water and energy

  • Design innovations, heuristics, methodologies, and standards with application to transportation, water and sanitation, power, bridge, and building infrastructure

Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific or engineering impact—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and the societal and/or economic impact of the nominee’s work.

Deadlines:

  • Notice of intent to nominate is encouraged: Feb. 28, 2022
  • Complete Nomination: March 31, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • This is an international competition for individuals who have made significant scientific or engineering contributions that improve the safety, sustainability, and resilience of civil infrastructure.

  • This award and prize must be presented to an individual, as specified by the will of Henry Bower.

  • Candidates must be living, and the winner will be expected to participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs, to be held in April 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Nominations from any individual or organization will be accepted, including self-nominations.

  • Nominations of candidates traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering are particularly encouraged.

Amount

$250,000

Funding Type

Award
Prize

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 31, 2022