The Bavarian Natural History Collections annually award:

The R.J.H. Hintelmann Scientific Award.

With this award, the Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen and the association "Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung Muenchen e.V" reward outstanding achievements in zoological systematics, phylogenetics, faunistics or zoogeography.

The award is bestowed once a year, preferably on young post-graduate scientists. It is endowed with 5.000 EUR.