The Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science was first presented in 1991. It recognizes outstanding achievement in life, physical, and applied sciences; innovation in the sciences; and training of scientists. The award is given without regard for nationality and includes a gold medal and prize of $250,000.
2005 Bower Awards Focus — Catalysis
2005 THEMe — Chemistry — the field of catalysis
Eligible contributions include, but are not limited to the areas of: Oxidation catalysis, Hydrogenation catalysis, Hydrocarbon conversions (i.e. cracking, reforming, alkylation), Enantioselectivity, Shape selective catalysis, Olefin polymerization and oligomerization, Olefin Additions, Zeolites, Metathesis, Catalysis using carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, Auto emission and industrial plant emission catalysts, Halocarbon Catalysis, Fuel Cell Catalysis, Surface Studies of Catalytic materials, New Catalytic Materials
This is an international competition for individuals whose work has had a significant impact on the field of catalysis. In cases of equal scientific merit, the factor of current economic value of the discovery or application will weigh favorably on behalf of the candidate (Bower Will, 1986). Candidates for the Award must be living persons, and the winner must participate in the April 2005 Awards Ceremony. This award is for an individual rather than for a group.
Nominations from the world scientific community and from the Award’s Board of Advisors will be screened by a special panel from The Franklin Institute’s Committee on Science and the Arts and by external referees as appropriate.
A carefully evaluated selection of nominations will be presented to the Bower International Selection Committee, a panel of leading scientists in the chosen field, which will recommend the proposed Award recipient. The nomination of the proposed finalist is brought before the Board of Trustees of The Franklin Institute for final approval
For more information see www.fi.edu/tfi/exhibits/bower/04/SCIeligible.html.
An email of intent to nominate would be appreciated by March 31, 2004. E‑mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit complete nomination package by May 31, 2004 (see www.fi.edu/tfi/exhibits/bower/04/SCInominate.html).