|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, she came to understand that, as a continent, Antarctica is crucial to global well-being and is an example of the potential for international cooperation and diplomacy.
The $100,000 prize recognizes mid-career individuals who have demonstrated excellence in Antarctic science or policy and who have shown clear potential for significant contributions that enhance understanding and promotion of Antarctica’s preservation. The award process is administered independently by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Information about the 2018 application process (open until March 14, 2018) as well as previous prize holders can be found here.