The Tilly Edinger Award, which is endowed with 2,500 EUR, is aimed at young scientists under 35 years of age and is awarded for special research achievements within palaeontology and related sciences.
The award has been awarded since 2004. In selecting the award-winner, the focus is on the interdisciplinarity, innovation and methodological diversity of the young researcher and the submitted work. With this award, the Paläontologische Gesellschaft wants to set an example, despite all the constraints of economy, to promote the motivation and work of young researchers in palaeontology. The Paläontologische Gesellschaft would like to use the award to commemorate the palaeontologist Tilly Edinger (1897 - 1967), who was the first palaeontologist who founded the branch of research of comparative paleoneurology.
Tilly Edinger (1897 - 1967) embodied the virtues that characterize the award named after her: scientific interest, the courage to break new ground and the perseverance to set and achieve (scientific) goals.
The founder of palaeoneurology and internationally respected scientist had to leave Germany after 1933 and found a new home in the USA. In spite of the bad experiences she had had in Germany, after the Second World War, she put all her personality into getting German palaeontologists recognized again.
|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)|