$100,000 Antarctica Science Prize for students, researchers, or anyone sciencey and awesome
This is one of the largest climate research grants (for an individual) I’ve ever seen. If you’re into climate and Antarctica, this is for you!
—-Last date for nominations 23 May 2013——
The 2013 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica
The “Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica” is a US$ 100,000 unrestricted award presented to an individual in the fields of Antarctic science or policy who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica. 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 - for example, Antarctic Climate change, Biosciences & Conservation, Oceanography, Geology, Physical sciences, Antarctic policy, etc. 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.
There are a number of criteria on which nominees are assessed, covering their background and accomplishments, their leadership and potential for further development, their communication and outreach skills and achievements, and their contribution to international collaboration. See the Category Descriptions document (http://www.museprize.org/userfiles/MM_Prize_Category_descript.pdf) for information on each of the categories used in the evaluation process.
The Prize is awarded by the Tinker Foundation and administered by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
Nominations open until 23 May 2013
Dr Renuka Badhe