Professor Jan Strzałko PTNCE Award

for an outstanding young scientist 


As of September 29th, 2016, the Professor Jan Strzałko Award is established.

The award is endowed in honor of Professor Jan Strzałko – scholar and academic at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, lecturer in biological anthropology, mechanisms of evolution, human anatomy and ecology in the Faculty of Biology, author of numerous publications, editor and co-author of textbooks, entries for encyclopedias and dictionaries, long-time Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anthropological Review (1986–2011), member of PTNCE merited in „vocation to life” of the Society, and a key figure in Polish anthropology.




The Professor Jan Strzałko Award is presented by the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (PTNCE) to young scientists who hold a doctoral (PhD) degree in recognition of their outstanding publishing achievements.

Publications submitted for the award must take into account the evolutionary aspect of research on humans and be original and innovative.

Candidates for the award may be Polish or a foreign PTNCE member of up to 35 years of age (at the time of application), or no more than 5 years after receiving a PhD degree.

Requirements: Applications (including a half-page CV of the candidate, a list of 10 major publications and PDF’s of no more than five publications in reputable journals / scientific publications) will be accepted from April 15th to May 15th each year.

Applications should be sent to the Chair of the Award Committee ( with a copy sent to the official PTNCE address (

The results will be announced on the Society’s website on June 15th each year.

The Award Ceremony will be held at a place and time indicated by PTNCE (at the Society’s annual conference).

Under the Award the winner will receive:

  • exemption from registration fee for one PTNCE conference;
  • invitation to give a special half-hour presentation, during which the laureate will present the results of his/her research;
  • diploma of appreciation.

The Laureate of the Professor Jan Strzałko Award will be selected by competition by the Award Committee.

The Award Committee is appointed by the Society Board for the duration of the term of office of the Board, and consists of five members – persons from within and outwith the Board. One of the members of the Committee is elected as Chair.

The Award Committee may choose not to select a winner in a given year.