Paleonet: SYNTHESYS Funding Available- Final Call for Proposals

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Tue Mar 11 17:39:59 UTC 2008

This just in. The SYSNTHESYS Programme has been very popular among EU
palaeontologists and this will be the last call for proposals under the
current programme. It's use it or lose it time as the next iteration of the
programme will likely not support open-ended topical projects.


The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the Eighth and final call for
proposals under the European Commission's FPVI European-funded Integrated
Infrastructure Initiative. SYNTHESYS Project funding is available to provide
scientists (Users) based in European Member, Associate and Candidate States
to undertake short visits to utilize the infrastructure (namely the
collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities) at one of the 20
partner institutions (see full list below) for the purposes of their
research. The 20 partner institutions are organised into 11 national
Taxonomic Facilities (TAFs). TAF Users will be hosted by a TAF staff member.

The 11 TAF institutions represent an unparalleled resource for taxonomic
research offering: Collections amounting to over 337 million natural history
specimens, including 3.3 million type specimens, internationally renowned
taxonomic and systematic skill base, and chemical analysis, molecular and
imaging facilities. Proposals will be welcomed from high calibre researchers
seeking access for short-term visits.

SYNTHESYS is able to meet the Users' costs for:
· Research costs*
· International travel
· Local accommodation whilst based at the TAF
· A per diem to contribute towards living costs
* Research related costs including: bench fees and consumables (including
molecular biology at some TAFs).
See <>  for more information or
contact synthesys at <mailto:synthesys at>

This is the last opportunity for SYNTHESYS funding, so please circulate this
information amongst your colleagues.
Best wishes 

Gemma Robinson 
SYNTHESYS Administrator
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road 
SW7 5BD 

GB-TAF Natural History Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Royal Botanic
Garden Edinburgh.
ES-TAF Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Real Jardín Botánico Naturales.
DK-TAF The Natural History Museum of Denmark.
FR-TAF Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle.
SE-TAF Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet.
NL-TAF University van Amsterdam, Nationaal Herbarium Nederland,
Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, National Natural History Museum
DE-TAF Museum fur Naturkunde, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum.
AT-TAF Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien.
HU-TAF Hungarian Natural History Museum.
PL-TAF Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences.
BE-TAF Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Koninklijik Museum voor
Midden-Afrika, National Botanic Garden of Belgium.

1 The SYNTHESYS Partners are inviting applications from researchers based in
the Member States of the EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, 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: Switzerland, Iceland, Israel,
Liechtenstein, Norway and Candidate Countries of the EU: Croatia, FYR
Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.


Prof. Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

(0)207 942-5204/5295 (Office)
(0)207 942-5546 (Fax) (Web Page)


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