The Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophyof ScienceandTechnology

Type: Prize

Name: The Francis Bacon Prize

Location: Pasadena, CA

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

Sponsoring Institution: The California Institute of Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation


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:

  • JürgenRenn,(2016),MaxPlanckInstituteforthe History of Science
  • Lisa Jardine (2012),Centre for Editing Lives and Letters , University College London, Renaissance Studies

Please send nominations by January 15th,2016 to Fran Tise at

Please include:

  1. A letter of nomination, one page maximum per nominee, which addresses the candidate’s qualifications and potential. Please include the nominee’s contact in- formation.
  2. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

Mailing Address:
Fran Tise; Secretary to the Bacon Committee; M/C 101-40; California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 91125

Contact Information:
Fran Tise

Posted: October 28, 2015