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[Annelida] SYNTHESYS second call

Gemma Robinson gemma.robinson at nhm.ac.uk
Wed Dec 8 13:56:41 EST 2004

Please can you circulate this amongst the members of the Annelid Discussion 
Many thanks,
Gemma Robinson
SYNTHESYS Administrator

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 6075
Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5841

Dear Scientist,
Next Deadline: 18 March 2005

The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the Second 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 and Associated 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 resourcefor 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· 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 www.synthesys.info for more information or contact synthesys at nhm.ac.uk
TAF visits will be scheduled from December 2004 until January 2009. SYNTHESYS 
is a five-year project comprising two parts whichtogether aim to create an 
integrated European infrastructure for researchers in the natural sciences.

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 Naturalis.
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, Cyprus, Czech Republic, 
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, 
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom plus the Associated Countries of the 
EU: Switzerland, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway and Candidate 
Countries of the EU Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey.

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