Franklin Institute Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science - 2016 Competition

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the search for extrasolar planets. Nominations should recognize fundamental contributions that played an important role in the ultimately successful search. Such contributions may include goal-oriented analysis of the search options, the design of telescopes and spectrographs, data analysis, and integrative scientific leadership. Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific impact of the nominee’s work, whether conceptual, technical, or integrative.

The Nomination Process

This is an international competition for individuals whose work has had a significant impact on the development and applications of additive manufacturing.

A full nomination package will be submitted in English and must include:

  • Name, Occupational Address, Phone, and E-mail of nominee and the nominator
  • CV of nominee and Bibliography of significant and relevant publications
  • A proposed citation limited to 50 words
  • A Narrative Statement describing the nominee's qualifications for the award
  • Four confidential Letters of Support requested by the nominator, mailed directly to The Franklin Institute Awards Office


  • Send the completed nominations and supporting letters to

Frederic M.N. Bertley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
c/o Beth Scheraga
Director of Awards Program
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1194 


Notice of intent to nominate is encouraged by April 30, 2015

The final nomination submission deadline is May 31, 2015.


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.