Thursday, 31 January 2013

2013 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica

Nominations are open for the Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica

Nomination deadline is 23 May 2013

The following description was taken from the award website at www.museprize.org

"The Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica” is a US$ 100,000 unrestricted award presented to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science or policy that has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica. The Tinker Foundation’s goal is to establish a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in Antarctic research by honoring someone in the early to mid-stages of his or her career. The Prize is inspired by Martha T. Muse’s passion for Antarctica and is intended to be a legacy of the International Polar Year 2007-2008.
The prize-winner can be from any country and work in any field of Antarctic science or policy. The goal is to provide recognition of the important work being done by the individual and to call attention to the significance of understanding Antarctica in a time of change.

The Prize is awarded by the Tinker Foundation  and administered by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
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Full details of the nomination process, important dates, and prize selection are available at www.museprize.org 

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