Once per year, the German Society for Mammalian Biology confers the Fritz-Frank-Award, which is endowed with 3,000,- EUR, for excellency in mammalogical research to early career researchers.


Candidates may submit papers or doctoral theses published within the last three calendar years. At the time of publication the candidate must not have been older than 33 years. Only members of the German Society for Mammalian Biology are eligible. All zoological disciplines are suitable as long as research on mammals was the focus of the study.

*** The competition for the 2023 Fritz-Frank-Award has been closed ***

Once the competition opens again in 2024, candidates are invited to submit an electronic version of the publications or theses that you want us to consider along with your curriculum vitae to Dr. Philip Dammann.

In addition, please send us suggestions for three reviewers with expertise in the respective

field and with whom you have not published or collaborated during the previous five years. A jury

will decide upon the qualification of the candidates. A jury will decide on the awarding of the prize.