The Ethologische Gesellschaft awards the Niko Tinbergen Award every other year to outstanding post-doc level researchers in Behavioural Biology or closely related fields. These are the recipients of the award:

2020 – Lysanne Snijders

2018 – Jorg Massen

2016 – Alexander Kotrschal

2014 – Erica van de Waal

2012 – Barbara A. Caspers

2010 – Katharina Hirschenhauser

2008 – Oliver Kr├╝ger

2006 – Thomas Bugnyar

2004 – Sabine Tebbich

2002 – Redouan Bshary

2000 – Ingo Schlupp

1998 – Martin Wikelski

1996 – Claus Wedekind

1992 – Anne-Kathrin Eggert

1990 – Theo Bakker

1988 – Carel ten Cate