Niko Tinbergen Award

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 1500 € which is donated by the journal Ethology (Wiley).
  3. The recipient is invited to give a keynote talk about their work at ECBB, present an overview in the EthoNews 
  4. The recipient is invited to write a review for or organise a special issue in Ethology (Wiley)

The candidate should have been member of the Ethologische Gesellschaft for at least two years. Candidates are considered within 6 years after their doctoral exam, excluding parental leave. 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. If less than two candidates are nominated in a round, the deadline may be extended. With less than two nominations the Award is not granted.

The deadline for the nomination of the next award is 31. December 2019.

Gwinner Award

Every year the Gwinner Award is given to acknowledge and reward outstanding scientific presentations of excellent young researchers. The award is named after Prof. Eberhard Gwinner (1938–2004), who conducted pioneering work in the field of animal behaviour. He was deeply dedicated to animal science and, for instance, created the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany). His work incorporated multiple approaches and has shed new light on migratory behaviour and circannual rhythms.

To be eligible, potential awardees must present their work at our Annual Meeting in form of a talk or a poster. At the time of presentation, they must be a student (Bachelor, Master or PhD). The prize comes with prize money of 200 € and a jury, which is selected by the organisers of the Annual Meeting, awards the prize winners.