Current calls

Dear MoFA members and friends of malacology!

We would like to draw your attention to the following interesting calls:

The inatura – Erlebnis Naturschau Dornbirn is awarding two scholarships for Master’s theses with topics from biology, ecology and earth sciences related to the nature of Vorarlberg.
We would be happy to find Master students who choose a malacological topic!

Two Master’s theses per year are funded. Each scholarship is awarded €1,500 plus €1,000 for accommodation and travel expenses.
Applications may be submitted between November of each year and January of the following year:
Start of application: 01 November
Application deadline: 31 January
For further information see the call for applications (in German) and the inatura homepage.


PhD student for a DFG (German Science Foundation) funded project on the biogeography of New Caledonia based on phylogenomic analyses of the freshwater snail family Tateidae

Location: University of Greifswald’s Zoological Institute and Museum, working group of Prof. Dr. Martin Haase
Deadline: 31 January 2024
More information: Research Assistant/Doctoral Student – Zoological Institute and Museum 23/Wi25


Mollusc of the Year 2024

Nominations for the International Mollusc of the Year 2024 are requested:
Nomination deadline: 3 January 2024

FIVE molluscs will be selected for a public vote in 2024, and the winning mollusc will have its genome sequenced in the LOEWE Translational Biodiversity Genomics centre in the Senckenberg institute in Frankfurt, Germany.