Announcement: 20. R.J.H. Hintelmann Scientific Award for Zoological Systematics


-The Jubilee Award-

Established by Mrs. Elisabeth HINTELMANN in memory of her husband



For outstanding achievements in evolutionary biology (focused 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 20th R.J.H. Hintelmann Award for zoological systematics. The award has the value of Euro 5,000.- and its target group are young post-graduate scientists.  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 20th R.J.H. Hintelmann Scientific Award will be presented on January, 18th, 2019 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 ONLY, e.g. DVD, USB Stick, Dropbox link etc.). Please use the attached PDF form in the submission process. The forms also available at the bottom of this page. Submissions by email are possible if the mails are less than 10 MB – please write to Michael Balke: to inquire.

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 2018 to: Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München e.V.

c/o Michael Balke, 20th R.J. H. Hintelmann-Wissenschaftspreis, Muenchhausenstrasse 21, D-81247 Munich, Germany

or by email to and cc to  For further information please contact our secretary Michael Balke:


♦  The PDF forms needed are here:

Hintelmann Award Application Form 1

Hintelmann Award Application Form 2