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SCAR XXXV Paper 38: The Tinker-Muse Prize

SCAR XXXV Delegates Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2018

SCAR XXXV Paper 38: The Tinker-Muse Prize

Agenda Item: 8.3.

Person Responsible: S. Chown & Secretariat


Executive Summary 


Steven L Chown (Australia) and SCAR Secretariat


The Tinker-Muse Prize, managed by SCAR on behalf of The Tinker Foundation, has now (including 2018) been awarded ten times.

The Tinker Foundation has advised that the 2018 award is the last formal Tinker-Muse Prize award that they will support.

A residual amount of US$175 000 remains in the account being managed by SCAR.

Negotiations are underway with The Tinker Foundation about this residual amount.

It is proposed that an announcement be made after Polar2018 that the prize will no longer be awarded. A statement about any use of residual funds might then be made shortly thereafter.


Delegates to consider the proposed announcement, proposals for final use of funds, ideas about a new prize, and make recommendations.

Summary Budget 2017 to 2020

No budget implications except that the management task for the prize will now come off the Secretariat workload.