[Taxacom] Rensch Prize

Zimmermann Dominique dominique.zimmermann at nhm-wien.ac.at
Tue Oct 16 07:14:31 CDT 2018

Dear colleagues,

please find below information on the Rensch Prize, which is awarded annually with 1.500€ by the Society of Biological Systematics (GfBS, Germany) to a young scientist who has demonstrated exceptional work in any area of biological systematics.

Kind regards,
Dominique Zimmermann

Applications for the Bernhard-Rensch-Prize for Biological Systematics of
the GfBS 2019
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 late Prof. Dr. Ernst Mayr (1904-
2005), 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., Bachelor`s or Master`s 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 1,500 € together with the Bernhard-Rensch-Medal will be awarded at the
GfBS meeting in Munich (February 2019), where the recipient will present the work in a public seminar (see
also: http://gfbs.univie.ac.at/). The Society will pay all the costs of the recipient associated with attending the
annual meeting as well as awarding 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, palaeontology, or zoology, each
of which will be judged equally.
· The candidates must have defended their PhD no more than three years before the submission
· Applications must be submitted as pdf via Email (not larger than 25 MB, email:
cathrin.pfaff at univie.ac.at) or CD. A short summary of the candidate's academic career and any other
relevant material, either about the study or the candidate, is also welcome.
All applications must be received by November, 18th 2018 and be sent to the following: Dr. Cathrin Pfaff,
Institut für Paläontologie, UZA II (Geozentrum), Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Wien, Österreich (or:
cathrin.pfaff at univie.ac.at).

Dr. Dominique Zimmermann
Natural History Museum Vienna
2nd Zoological Department
Burgring 7, A-1010 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 52177 316
e-mail: dominique.zimmermann at nhm-wien.ac.at<mailto:dominique.zimmermann at nhm-wien.ac.at>

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