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.

The Francis Bacon Prize

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 mentioned above. 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:

  • Lisa Jardine (2012), Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, University College London
  • Myles Jackson (2010), Gallatin School, New York University, history of science

Please send nominations by December 15th, 2014 to:

Fran Tise

Secretary to the Bacon Committee

M/C 101-40

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA 91125

Email: [email protected]


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 information.

2. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.