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Nominations for 2017 are now closed.  The deadline for nominations was 17th May 2017. The documents provided below are for guidance only as new versions will be posted when nominations re-open in 2018.

How do I make a nomination?

The nominees should be less than 50 years on the closing date of nominations. Only under exceptional circumstances (e.g. maternity / paternity leave, career break, etc.) will nominees over 50 years be considered – please contact the SCAR Secretariat (info[at] if you feel this is the case.

Nominations should be made online via the prize website. Detailed Guidance Notes and a Nomination Form are provided here and are linked at the foot of the page. The nominees will be judged on the basis of the information supplied in the nomination.  Examples of activities in which a Tinker-Muse Prize winner might show promise of future leadership are given on the Prize Winner Attributes page of this website.  The Category Descriptions document is a useful tool for anyone preparing a nomination as it has information on the criteria used by the Selection Committee when assessing nominations and selecting a winner.  The nominator is strongly encouraged to follow the given format as it facilitates consideration of the nomination by the committee.

Nominations from South America, Asia, Russia, etc., are specially encouraged.

Self nominations will not be considered. 

The Nomination Process

Full details of the requirements for a nomination are given in the Detailed Guidance Notes.  Nominators should ensure that the nomination documents are completed before proceeding to Online Nomination as these will need to be uploaded during the process.  A full nomination includes the following steps:

Part I - Nomination Documents

   1)    Nomination Form - a single document containing:

(a) a 2-page resumé or CV,
(b) a 2-page summary of important publications,
(c) a 1-page summary of outreach and communication activities.

   2)    Letter of Nomination

Nominator's letter, including an overview of the nominee's activities and approach to communication of and leadership within Antarctic science and/or policy (not exceeding three pages in length).

   3)    Letters of Support

Up to three letters in support of the nomination (more than one letter of support per nomination is encouraged).  Each letter should not exceed one page in length.

   4)    Further Detailed Information

Any further detailed information the nominator wishes to submit must be combined in a single document.

Part II - Online Nomination

Nominator name and contact information to be provided.
Nominee name and contact information to be provided.
Nomination Form and Letter of Nomination to be uploaded.
Additional Letters in Support of the nomination and Further Detailed Information to be uploaded, if present.

Only complete nomination packages will be considered. Nominators will not be notified of incomplete submissions and nominations will not be accepted after the nomination deadline.

Nomination packages for highly competitive candidates not selected for the Tinker-Muse Prize in a given year will be held for three years for possible consideration in subsequent years.  If a nomination is carried forward, the selection committee will ask the nominator to submit a new cover letter and curriculum vitae, and to update the nomination package with recent developments in the nominee’s career.

Nomination Documents