Tilly Edinger Award

The Tilly Edinger Award is aimed at young researchers (up to 5 years post-doctoral) and is awarded for outstanding research achievements within paleontology and related disciplines with a paleontological focus. With this award, the Paläontologische Gesellschaft commemorates the paleontolgist Tilly Edinger (1897-1967), who established the field of comparative palaeoneurology.

The selection focuses on the interdisciplinarity, innovation, and methodological diversity.

To be submitted:
- a cover letter highlighting the interdisciplinarity, innovation, and methodological diversity of the research achievements;
- a short CV (max. 5 pages) with the usual documents, including

  • a list of publications
  • a link to Google Scholar, ResearchGate, or a comparable online platform
  • five selected publications or link(s) to them, if Open Access


The five most promising applications will be selected and the researchers will be invited to give a presentation at a symposium at the next annual meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft in Jena (Sept. 18-22, 2023). The conference fee will be paid by the Paläontologische Gesellschaft. The quality of the presentation will be taken into account in the final decision on the award. The award will be presented at the end of the annual meeting and is endowed with 2000 euros and one year‘s membership fee for the Paläontologische Gesellschaft.

Submission should be in electronic form as a single pdf file, preferably via email, to info@palges.de. If application materials exceed 10 MB, please use upload services such as Swisstransfer or WeTransfer (Google Drive and Dropbox are problematic according to many universities' policies). Application deadline is July 31, 2023. For more information, please contact the office at info@palges.de.

Tilly Edinger

Tilly Edinger (1897 - 1967) embodied the virtues that characterize the award named after her: scientific interest, courage to break new ground, and determination to set and achieve (scientific) goals.

The founder of paleoneurology and internationally highly respected scientist had to leave Germany after 1933 and found a new home in the USA. Despite her negative experiences in Germany, after the Second World War she devoted her entire personality to restoring recognition to German paleontologists.

Winners of the Tilly Edinger Award

(listed after awarding year)

2015 Christine Böhmer (München)
2013 Luo Cui (Göttingen)
  Jan Fischer (Freiberg)
2012 Katharina Anna Bastel (Wiener Neustadt)
  Julia Ann Schultz (Bonn)
2009 Joachim Haug (Ulm)
2007 Daniela Schwarz-Wings (Basel)
  Matthias López Correa (Erlangen)
2006 Klaus Wolkenstein (Heidelberg)
2005 Max Wisshak (Erlangen)
2004 Oliver Wings (Hannover)


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