Paleonet: Synthesys: Visit the Swedish Museum of Natural History
stefan.bengtson at nrm.se
Tue Aug 21 08:12:24 GMT 2007
Now is another chance to travel to Stockholm under the Synthesys
programme. The programme offers opportunity for paleontologists (and
other scientists) in the EU and associated countries to make shorter
(up to three months) visits to a major European natural history
institution, such as the Swedish Museum of Natural History. The
application deadline is September 28th, and you must first contact
the host institution to agree on the details. You will find all the
necessary information at http://www.synthesys.info/ and through links
from that page.
Welcome to Stockholm!
Research funding opportunity for European natural history scientists
Europe's foremost natural history institutions invite scientists
based in European member, candidate, and associated states to visit
and access their collections and analytical facilities.
Twenty institutions, including museums and botanical gardens, have
joined together to form SYNTHESYS. The ambition is to create a single
'virtual' museum service consisting of many physical collections and
analytical facilities, together with integrated databases of
information about those collections. Main beneficiaries are the
European research communities in the biosciences and geosciences, and
particularly those researchers with an interest in biodiversity.
The co-operating institutions are organized in 11 national Taxonomic
Facilities (TAFs). As one important element, the project comprises a
visiting researcher programme. It enables European scientists to
access more than 337 million specimens housed in the partners'
collections, state-of-the-art equipment, and internationally renowned
expertise, and provides training and supervision in relevant fields.
The institutions also collaborate in network activities aiming to
improve the coordination, accessibility and high-standard
preservation of natural history collections.
The SYNTHESYS visiting researcher programme covers costs for research
and accommodation whilst based at the institution, plus international
travel costs, and offers a per diem to contribute towards living
costs during short visits (maximum of 60 working days) at one or more
Please visit www.synthesys.info for full details on how to apply for
funding including a list of all SYNTHESYS partners and their
facilities, applicant eligibility criteria, and the application form
(available 15 July). NEW: Researchers from Croatia, FYR Macedonia and
the Republic of Serbia are now eligible for SYNTHESYS funding. The
second last deadline will be Friday 28 September 2007, 17.00 GMT. A
FINAL call will be arranged in approximately six months in spring
NEW: Scientists from Croatia, FYR Macedonia and the Republic of
Serbia are eligible for SYNTHESYS funding.
Professor, Head of Department
Department of Palaeozoology
Swedish Museum of Natural History
SE-104 05 Stockholm
tel. +46-8 5195 4220
+46-8 732 5218 (home)
fax +46-8 5195 4184
e-mail stefan.bengtson at nrm.se
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