Franklin institution science and technology scholarship

The Franklin Institute is delighted to announce the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science 2019. This is an international competition open for individuals who have made significant contributions to neural networks for machine learning.

The award, 14k gold medal, and a cash prize of $250,000 are presented annually to a distinguished member of the international scientific community for work in a prescribed discipline that changes each year.


The Franklin Institute is a science museum and the center of science education and research in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mission of the institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Course Level: The award is open to pursuing a degree program.
  • Study Subject: The award will be given in the field of machine learning
  • Scholarship Award: The applicants have an opportunity to win a cash prize of $250,000 USD
  • Nationality: Internationally
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

To be eligible, the applicants must be following all the given criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available to students from all around the world.
  • Entrance Requirements: Eligible candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
    • This is an international competition for individuals who have made significant contributions to neural networks for machine learning.
    • 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 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    • Nominations from any individual or organization will be accepted, including self-nominations.
    • An email of intent to nominate would be appreciated by April 30, 2019.

Application Procedure:

  • Nominations must be submitted in English and must include:
    • Name and contact information of the nominee
    • Name and contact information of nominator
    • Nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography of significant and relevant publications
    • Proposed citation of 50 words or fewer, highlighting the achievement(s) for which the candidate is nominated
    • A narrative statement describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award
    • Four confidential letters of support requested by the nominator sent directly to The Franklin Institute Awards Office

How to Apply:  To apply for the scholarship, all nominations and supporting letters should be mailed or emailed to:

Beth Scheraga
Director, The Franklin Institute Awards
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1194

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