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Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science 2020, USA


Deadline:

May 31, 2020


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BOWER AWARD AND PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE

The 2021 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science 

Theme: Decision-Making

Prize: $250,000 USD

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2021 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to the scientific understanding of decision-making. The interdisciplinary field of decision-making integrates theory and methods from economics, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and related areas to understand the mechanisms through which individuals and groups choose among competing possibilities and how these mechanisms guide behavior. Nominations are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following subtopics and their intersections:

  • Psychological insights: mechanisms, development, context-dependence, individual differences, cultural variation, evolution

  • Modeling of individual or group choice behavior: valuation, social preferences, impulsivity, strategy, network models

  • Neurobiological mechanisms: human neuroscience, model organisms, behavioral neuroscience, genetic approaches, comparative approaches

  • Clinical approaches: pharmacology, psychiatric disorders, neuropsychological conditions

  • Development of interventions to improve individual and/or group decision-making outcomes

  • Broad applications: artificial intelligence, courts/law, education, finance, health/medicine, government/public policy, intelligence, labor, technology

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

Eligibility:

  • This is an international competition for individuals who have made significant contributions to research in decision-making and/or its applications.

  • 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 must participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs, to be held in April 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.


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Publish Date
February 16, 2020




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