[Annelida] SYNTHESYS call for proposals

Lyanne Wylde via annelida%40net.bio.net (by L.Wylde from nhm.ac.uk)
Thu Jul 19 07:55:33 EST 2007

Dear Christos,
Please could you circulate the details of SYNTHESYS' penultimate call for proposals. 

Many thanks

Dear Scientist, 
Next Deadline; 28th September 2007 
The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the Seventh 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 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· 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 from nhm.ac.uk 

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 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, 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.

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