The Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica

Funding Agency:
Tinker Foundation, Inc.

The “Tinker-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 and/or policy who 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 honouring 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 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 and/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.

Nominations due: March 14, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The nominees should be less than 50 years on the closing date of nomination. Only under exceptional circumstances (e.g. maternity / paternity leave, career break, etc.) will nominees over 50 years be considered – please contact eg393(at) if you feel this is the case. Nominations from South America, Asia, Russia, etc., are specially encouraged.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 14, 2018