Sponsorship prize of the Ingrid Weiss / Horst Wiehe Foundation

The German Society for General and Applied Entomology (DGaaE) awards the

Sponsorship prize of the Ingrid Weiss / Horst Wiehe Foundation
(endowed with prize money)

The Ingrid Weiss / Horst Wiehe Foundation Award is granted for an outstanding work on an exclusively entomological topic, whereby only work by young scientists up to the point of habilitation can be considered (see Foundation Statutes [in German]). The application must be a single, self-contained work, e.g. a diploma thesis, a dissertation (also cumulative dissertation) or a publication.

Please make use of your right of proposal and nominate candidates for the award to the president of the DGaaE, PD Dr. Jürgen Gross, by 1 August 2024 Your justified proposal must be accompanied by an original specimen copy of the thesis and the electronic version of the thesis and additional application documents. Self-applications are possible. Please send all documents to the office of the DGaaE, Senckenberg German Entomological Institute, Eberswalder Straße 90, 15374 Müncheberg.

The winner of the award will report on the excellent work in a lecture during the Entomology Conference 2025.

The composition of the board of trustees can be found on the page "Curatorships of the DGaaE".





Dr. Maximilian Lehenberger (Jena): Ecology and evolution of symbiotic microbial communities in fungus-farming ambrosia beetles



Dr. Franz Löffler (Osnabrück): Global warming meets habitat fragmentation–Challenges for biodiversity conservation in semi-natural grasslands



Dr Jonas Eberle (Bonn): Reconciling Molecular with Biological and Morphological Data Towards an Integrative Analysis of the Evolutionary Biology of Chafers.

Mitt. DGaaE 22: 21–22, 2020


Dustin Kulanek (Berlin): COI Barcoding and Microsatellite Markers Reveal Cryptic Xyela Species (Hymenoptera, Xyelidae) in the Southwestern USA – Species Delimitation, Biogeography and Implications for Conservation.

Mitt. DGaaE 22: 23–24, 2020


Dr Stephanie Krüger (Halle [Saale]): Reproductive strategies of plant-sap sucking insects with special focus on Thysanoptera.

Mitt. DGaaE 21: 21–23, 2018


Dr Thomas Dejaco (Innsbruck): Integrative Species Delimitation in the Alpine Jumping‐Bristletail Genus Machilis Latreille, 1832.

Mitt. DGaaE 20: 25–26, 2015


Dr Peter Biedermann (Bern): Evolution von Sozialverhalten bei Ambrosia Käfern (Coleoptera: Scolytinae).

Mitt. DGaaE 19: 23–24, 2014


Dr Thomas Johannes van de Kamp (Karlsruhe): Functional morphology of the weevil genus Trigonopterus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

Mitt. DGaaE 19: 25–28, 2014


Jonas Eberle (Bonn): Revision and Cladistic Analysis of the Indo-Australian Checkered Beetle Genus Xenorthrius Gorham, 1892 (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae).

Mitt. DGaaE 18: 27-28, 2012


Dr Julia Gröning: Habitat requirements and reproductive interference as determinants of species‘ occurrence - Case studies from three ground-hopper species (Orthoptera, Tetrigidae).

Mitt. DGaaE 17: 25-28, 2009


Dr Martin Kaltenpoth (Würzburg): Protective bacteria and attractive pheromones. Symbiosis and chemical communication in beewolves (Philanthus spp., Hymenoptera, Crabronidae).

Mitt. DGaaE 16: 31-33, 2008


Dr Lars Krogmann (Hamburg, derzeit Stuttgart): Molekulargenetische und morphologische Untersuchungen zur systematischen Stellung der Pteromalidae innerhalb der Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera: Apocrita).

Mitt. DGaaE 16: 35-36, 2008


Dr Andra Thiel (Bremen): Die Bedeutung von Habitatparametern für das Suchverhalten parasitischer Wespen.

Mitt. DGaaE 15: 27-29, 2006


Dr Alexander Riedel (Karlsruhe): Taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography of the weevil genus Euops (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Papuan Region.

Mitt. DGaaE 14: 13-16, 2004


Dr Peter Lösel (Monheim): Entwicklung eines umweltfreundlichen und selektiven Verfahrens zur Kontrolle des Apfelwicklers Cydia pomonella L.

Mitt. DGaaE 14: 17-19, 2004


Dr Michael Balke (Berlin): Die Schwimmkäfer Neu Guineas – Artenreichtum, Phylogenie, Biogeographie und Lebensweise.

Mitt. DGaaE 13: 21-23, 2001


Dr Joachim Ziegler (Berlin): Die Morphologie der Puparien und der larvalen Cephalopharyngeal-Skelette der Raupenfliegen (Diptera, Tachinidae) und ihre phylogenetische Bewertung.

Mitt. DGaaE 12: 19-22, 2000


Frank Köhler (Bornheim): Käferfauna in Naturwaldzellen und Wirtschaftswald.

Mitt. DGaaE 11: 21-23, 1997