Announcement: 18th R.J.H. Hintelmann Science Award for Zoological Systematics

The award was established by Mrs Elisabeth Hintelmann in memory of her husband, Robert J. H.Hintelmann

For outstanding achievements in zoological systematics, phylogenetics, paleontology, morphology, faunistics or zoogeography the association Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München e.V. has the pleasure to announce the 18th R.J.H. Hintelmann Science Award. The award has a 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 18th R.J.H. Hintelmann Scientific Award will be presented on January, 20th, 2017 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. 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). The submitted documents remain with the awarding association.

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 München 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 31 July 2016 to:

Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München e.V.
c/o Michael Balke
R.J. H. Hintelmann-Wissenschaftspreis
Muenchhausenstrasse 21
81247 Munich

or by email to and cc to

For further information please contact our secretary Michael: