The California Institute of Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation are pleased to request nominations for the Francis Bacon Award in:
the history of science,
the history of technology, or
historically-engaged philosophy of science.
Offered biennially in the amount of $20,000, the Prize will be awarded to an outstanding scholar whose work continues to have a substantial impact on any of the three fields. The winner of the Bacon Prize will be invited to spend one term (3 months) at Caltech. Funds will be provided to compensate the winner’s home institution for the period of residence at Caltech, and the winner for costs of transportation and local housing. A biennial conference will bring together the best younger and established scholars in the area of the Bacon Visiting Professor’s specific interests.
Previous awardees are:
Myles Jackson (2010), Professor of the History of Science of NYU-Gallatin;
Professor of History of the Faculty of Arts and Science; Director of Science and Society of the College of Arts and Science
Lawrence Principe (2004), Johns Hopkins University, history of chemistry
Alexander Jones (2006), University of Toronto, history of astronomy
Naomi Oreskes (2008), UC San Diego, history of geophysics
Please send nominations by December 15, 2013 to:
Secretary to the Bacon Committee
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
A letter of nomination, one page maximum per nominee, which addresses the candidate's qualifications and potential. Please include the nominee's contact information.
A copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.