|Ocean surface in Antarctica.
Credit: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
The TinkerMuse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica honors the passionate interest of the Foundation’s long-time President Martha Muse. Though her interests began with penguins, through her tenure at the Foundation Ms. Muse came to understand Antarctica as a continent that is crucial to global well-being and as an example of the potential for international cooperation and diplomacy.
The $100,000 prize is awarded to mid-career individuals who have demonstrated excellence in Antarctic science or policy and who show clear potential for significant contributions that enhance our understanding of and promote Antarctica’s preservation. The Foundation provides funding for the prize each year, and the award process is administered independently by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). All inquiries should be directed to SCAR.