Announcement: 19. R.J.H. Hintelmann Scientific Award for Zoological Systematics


Established by Mrs. Elisabeth HINTELMANN in memory of her husband Robert J. H. HINTELMANN


For outstanding achievements in evolutionary biology (focussed on zoology), and then zoological systematics, phylogenetics, paleontology, morphology, faunistics or zoogeography the association “Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München e.V.” has the pleasure to announce the 19th R.J.H. Hintelmann Science Award. The award has the value of Euro 5,000.- and its target group are young post-graduate scientists. The award is being awarded annually since the year 2000.

This prize is awarded not only in appreciation of the previous scientific performance of the applicant, but the winner will also be given the opportunity to continue his/her research work in cooperation with the Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM). This may be carried out either by visiting the ZSM or by being provided with ZSM materials for work elsewhere. The 19th R.J.H. Hintelmann Scientific Award will be presented on January, 19th, 2018 during a ceremony at the ZSM in Munich, where the prize-winner has to provide a short lecture on his/her research topics.

Nominations may name any young post-graduate scientist, not yet in a permanent position, with outstanding performance in one or more of the fields mentioned above. The pertaining proposal or application should provide an account of the candidate’s scientific achievement – no longer than 1 page! In addition, CV, list of publications, and selected reprints (not more than five) have to be submitted (please submit all in digital form, e.g. DVD, USB Stick, Dropbox link etc; AND send ONE hardcopy of these documents as well as a copy of each of your max. five favourite papers by mail). Please use the attached form in the submission process. The submitted documents remain with the awarding association. Submissions by Email only are possible only if exceptional cases – please write to Michael: to inquire. Michael can also send copies of the PDF forms needed for submission.

Candidates may be nominated by any zoologist / systematist; self-nomination and repetitive application in several years are also possible. The prize-holder is elected on absolute majority basis by a jury appointed by the executive committee of the “Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung e.V.” Depending on the quality of applications the association reserves the right to withhold the award in any given year.

Please send applications or nominations until July 31st 2017 to:

Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung

München e.V. c/o Michael Balke

19th R.J. H. Hintelmann-Wissenschaftspreis

Muenchhausenstrasse 21

81247 Munich



or by Email to and cc to schoenitzer@zsm.mwn.deFor further information please contact our secretary Michael:

 🙂  The PDF forms needed are here:

Ausschreibung 19 WissPreis Hintelmann Award Application Form 1 Hintelmann Award Application Form 2

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