The Ethologische Gesellschaft awards the Niko Tinbergen Award every other year to outstanding post-doc level researchers in behavioural biology or closely related fields. The award entails:

  1. A certificate stating the name of the candidate. The certificate is signed by the president of the society;
  2. A cheque of 1,500 Euro which is donated by the journal Ethology (Wiley).
  3. The recipient is invited to give a keynote talk about their work at ECBB and present an overview in the EthoNews.

The candidate should have been member of the Ethologische Gesellschaft for at least two years. Key papers must have been written in English and published in peer reviewed journals. In case of multiple authorships, the contributions of the candidate need to be stated in the nomination.

Any member of the Ethologische Gesellschaft is eligible to nominate candidates. A nomination needs to include a brief summary of the candidate’s scientific achievements, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Please send nominations (in one pdf-file) to the manager of the Ethologische Gesellschaft. The committee in charge of reviewing applications consists of the extended council of the Ethologische Gesellschaft, but other members of the society may be asked to join the committee.

The deadline for the nomination of the next award is 31. December 2017.