Benjamin Franklin Medals

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The Benjamin Franklin Medals recognize and promote excellence in science, technology, and industry. They are awarded on a rolling basis to individuals whose work has had a significant impact on the fields of Chemistry, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, Life Science, or Physics.

The subject of the nominee’s research must be an invention, discovery, technological development or a body of work reflecting extraordinary insight, skills, or creativity. The work must have scientific value and/or proven utility. It must have provided significant direction for future research, solved an important problem, or provided great benefit to the public. The winner receives a medal from the Franklin Institute.

There is no deadline for the Benjamin Franklin Medals, and any individual or organization may submit a nomination.

Contact Information

Sarah Carson
Manager, University Awards & Honours
sarahd.carson@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-7905

This database lists major national and international awards only. For a more comprehensive listing of awards across disciplines and for all stages of the career, please visit the COS Pivot database when logged into the U of T system. In the advanced search, select “Prizes and Awards” as the funding type.

If you intend to submit a nomination, please notify the award contact as soon as possible. The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation offers guidance on submitting awards nominations, in collaboration with divisional offices and affiliated institutions. In some cases, an internal competition will be held to select an institutional nominee.

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