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Martha Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica An International Polar Year Legacy Committee on the Design of the Martha Muse Award to Support the Advancement of Antarctic Researchers Polar Research Board Division on Earth and Life Studies THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, DC www.nap.edu
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COMMITTEE ON THE DESIGN OF THE MARTHA MUSE AWARD TO SUPPORT THE ADVANCEMENT OF ANTARCTIC RESEARCHERS DAVID H. BROMWICH (Chair), Ohio State University, Columbus JUDITH L. BRONSTEIN, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia HUGH W. DUCKLOW, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts KARL A. ERB, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia MAHLON C. KENNICUTT, II, Texas A&M University, College Station DIANE M. MCKNIGHT, University of Colorado, Boulder KAREN E. NELSON, The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland WARREN ZAPOL, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Staff JODI BOSTROM, Study Director CHRIS ELFRING, Board Director RACHAEL SHIFLETT, Senior Program Assistant iv
POLAR RESEARCH BOARD ROBIN BELL (Chair), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York JAMES E. BERNER, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage DAVID BROMWICH, Ohio State University, Columbus CALVIN ROBERT CLAUER, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia JODY W. DEMING, University of Washington, Seattle ANDREW G. FOUNTAIN, Portland State University, Oregon SVEN D. HAAKANSON, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, Alaska LAWRENCE HAMILTON, University of New Hampshire, Durham LARRY D. HINZMAN, University of Alaska, Fairbanks SAMUEL B. MUKASA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor STEPHANIE PFIRMAN, Barnard College, New York, New York JAMES W. ROONEY, R&M Consultants, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska KONRAD STEFFEN, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, Colorado DIANA HARRISON WALL, Colorado State University, Fort Collins JAMES WHITE, University of Colorado, Boulder Ex-Officio: JACKIE GREBMEIER, University of Tennessee, Knoxville MAHLON C. KENNICUTT II, Texas A&M University, College Station TERRY WILSON, Ohio State University, Columbus Staff CHRIS ELFRING, Director RACHAEL SHIFLETT, Senior Program Assistant v
Acknowledgments This report has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Councilâs Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following for their participation in their review of this report: CLIVE HOWARD-WILLIAMS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Christchurch, New Zealand GÃRARD JUGIE, Institut Polaire FranÃ§ais Paul Ãmile Victor, PlouzanÃ©, France DAVID M. KARL, University of Hawaii, Honolulu JOSÃ RETAMALES, Instituto Nacional AntÃ¡rtico Chileno, Punta Arenas, Chile Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Mary R. Albert, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hanover, New Hampshire, appointed by the Divison on Earth and Life Studies, who was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Research Council. The report was enhanced by the participants in the committeeâs meeting. The committee acknowledges the efforts of those who gave presentations: Jennifer Baeseman, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; John Brauman, Stanford University; Renate Rennie, Tinker Foundation; and Steve Scudder, American Bar Association. Their input helped to set the stage for fruitful discussions. vii
Contents Summary 1 1 Introduction 2 The Tinker Foundation and Martha Muse 2 International Polar Year 2007â2008 2 Purpose of This Report 4 2 The Martha Muse Prize 5 Vision and Philosophy 5 Characteristics of a Prize Winner 5 Long-Term Strategy 6 3 Prize Logistics 7 Nominee Eligibility 7 Nomination Process and Materials 7 Call for Nominations 8 4 The Selection Committee and the Selection Process 10 Selection Committee Operations and Responsibilities 10 Selecting the Committee 11 Evaluating Nominees and Selecting the Prize Winner 11 5 Responsibilities of the Administrative Organization 13 Prize Promotion and Publicity 15 Nomination Process 15 Prize Announcement and Ceremony 16 Post-Award Activities 16 Legacy 17 Appendixes A Committee Statement of Task 18 B Committee and Staff Biographies 19 C Review of Other Prizes and Awards 23 D AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: Candidate Evaluation Summary, 25 Guidelines, and Scoring Outline ix