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#1 2015-07-31 10:42:45

Name: John Showers
From: Northants
Registered: 2008-02-28
Posts: 72

Funding for museum based research

Dipterists Forum received the following yesterday. If you are interested please follow up directly.

Dear Dipterists Forum,

I hope all is well.  SYNTHESYS3 has now opened its 3rd Access call, and we would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word to your members and associates.  Please forward the email below and/or the attachment to any EU-based colleagues who may be interested in applying.

For more information on SYNTHESYS, please visit www.synthesys.info

If you have any queries about the project, please email synthesys@nhm.ac.uk

Kind regards,

Katherine Dixey
SYNTHESYS Administrator | Natural History Museum, London

SYNTHESYS is back - funding available for short research visits
New Call Deadline: 15th October, 2015 (17:00 UK time).

The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the third call for applications of the SYNTHESYS3 project under the current European Commission's FPVII European-funded Integrating Activities funding scheme.

SYNTHESYS Access funding is available to provide scientists (Users) based in European Member, Associate and Candidate States to undertake short visits to utilise the infrastructure (comprising the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities) at one of the 18 partner institutions (see full list below) for the purposes of their research.  This is the third of four annual calls for applications during the project’s four-year duration.

Access Call 3 will officially open for applications on 16th July 2015.  The Call 3 deadline will be 17:00 (UK time) Thursday 15th October, 2015 and awarded visits must take place within 2016 (calendar year).


Taxonomic Access Facilities (TAFs)

The 18 partner institutions are organised into 11 national TAFs. TAF Users will be hosted by a TAF staff member (Host).

The 11 TAFs represent an unparalleled resource for taxonomic research offering:

Collections amounting to over 390 million natural history specimens, including 3.3 million type specimens
Internationally renowned taxonomic and systematic skill base
Facilities including: molecular, imaging and chemical analysis
New - Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart are now offering Access as part of DE-TAF
Proposals for funding are welcomed from high-calibre scientists in any technical discipline seeking access for short-term research visits (average duration 15 days).  SYNTHESYS is able to meet the Users' costs for:

Research costs (bench fees and laboratory consumables)
International travel & local accommodation while based at the TAF
A per diem contribution towards living costs
See www.synthesys.info for more information or contact synthesys@nhm.ac.uk 


AT-TAF   Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien;

BE-TAF   Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences;
Royal Museum of Central Africa;

CZ-TAF   Národní Muzeum, Praha;

DE-TAF   Museum für Naturkunde;
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum;
  Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung **NEW**
  State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart **NEW**

ES-TAF   Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales &
Real Jardín Botánico Naturales (CSIC);

DK-TAF   The Natural History Museum of Denmark;

FR-TAF   Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle;

GB-TAF   Natural History Museum, London;
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew;
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh;

HU-TAF   Hungarian Natural History Museum;

NL-TAF   Naturalis Biodiversity Center; *major collections closure for 2 years from August 2016 – Call 3 is last chance to apply for access under SYNTHESYS – see www.synthesys.info/access for details

SE-TAF   Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet.


The SYNTHESYS TAFs are inviting Access applications from scientists working in the Member States of the EU:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, La Réunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Plus the Associated Countries of the EU:

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Republic of Moldova Republic of Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.

*If you no longer wish to receive updates from SYNTHESYS please email synthesys@nhm.ac.uk with the message ‘No Alerts’ and we will remove you from the mailing list.*




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