Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science 2022, Franklin Institute, USA

Publish Date: May 22, 2020

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related postponement of the 2020 Awards presentation to 2021, the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science under the theme "Decision-Making," originally scheduled to be presented in 2021, will now be presented in 2022. The nomination deadline has been extended from May 31, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Theme: Decision-Making

Prize: $250,000 USD

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2020

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2022 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.


  • 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 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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

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