[Taxacom] Applications for the 5th Bernhard Rensch Prize for Biological Systematics of the GfBS welcome!

Fritz, Uwe - SNSD uwe.fritz at snsd.smwk.sachsen.de
Mon Feb 9 04:04:00 CST 2009

The Bernhard Rensch Prize is being awarded annually by the Society of
Biological Systematics (GfBS, Germany) to a young scientist who has
demonstrated exceptional work in any area of biological systematics. The
award was launched by the GfBS according to a suggestion by the recently
deceased Prof. Dr. Ernst Mayr, an honorary member of the GfBS, who also
helped underwrite the endowment for the prize with a generous
contribution. The prize honours the lifelong work of Bernhard Rensch,
one of the founders of the 'New Systematics'.

Eligible for consideration is any significant work (e.g., Bachelors or
Masters thesis, PhD dissertation, or the equivalent) where the applicant
is the sole or primary author. The study can be in any area in which the
GfBS is involved, with botanical, paleontological, and zoological
(broadly defined) studies all being equally desired. All submitted work
will be judged according to its scientific quality, innovativeness and
creativity by the Bernhard Rensch Committee, consisting of members of
the council of the GfBS and one additional, external jury member.The
prize of 1,000 Euro together with the Bernhard Rensch Medal will be
awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Society, where the recipient will
present the work in a public seminar. The Society will pay all the costs
of the recipient associated with attending the annual meeting as well
asawarding a free one-year membership to the Society.

The following is a summary of the key points associated with an
application for the prize:

*	The prize is open to all members of the scientific community,
whether or not they are members of the GfBS. Candidates can be either
self-nominated or nominated by another person. 
*	The candidate must be either the sole or primary author of the
nominated work. 
*	Only works written in either English or German can,
unfortunately, be taken into consideration. 
*	The nominated work can be in any of the areas of systematic
botany, paleontology, or zoology, each of which will be judged equally. 
*	The candidates must have defended their PhD no more than three
years before the submission deadline. 
*	Applications must include two hardcopies of the nominated work.
A short summary of the candidate's academic career and any other
relevant material, either about the study or the candidate, is also

All applications must be received by May 15, 2009 and be sent to the

Apl. Prof. Dr. Uwe Fritz, Direktor
Museum fuer Tierkunde (Museum of Zoology)
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden
(Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden)
A.-B.-Meyer-Bau / Koenigsbruecker Landstr. 159
D-01109 Dresden
Phone ++49/(0)351/8926-326
Fax ++49/(0)351/8926-327
http://www.snsd.de <http://www.snsd.de/>   http://www.senckenberg.de

GfBS: Gesellschaft fuer Biologische Systematik / Society of Biological
Systematics http://gfbs-home.de <http://gfbs-home.de/> 
Journal of the GfBS: Organisms, Diversity and Evolution (ODE)

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