Benjamin Franklin Medals

From its inception, The Franklin Institute has used awards and prizes to recognize and promote excellence in science, technology, and industry. The endowed Benjamin Franklin Medals are given annually in the following seven disciplines of science: Chemistry, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, Life Science, and Physics.

Eligibility: The subject of the candidate's research must be an invention, discovery, technological development, or a body of work reflecting extraordinary insight, skill, or creativity. The work must have scientific value and/or proven utility. Nominations will be accepted from any individual, organization, or institution. Self-nominations are permitted.

Note: These awards have an open submission process - submissions are accepted year-round. Case review typically takes up to two years. Please contact Institutional Strategic Awards at for assistance. Note: For an external expert review of a draft nomination, arranged through Universities Canada, please get in touch with at least six weeks prior to the agency deadline.

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