[Annelida] SYNTHESYS Call announcement

Harry Rousham via annelida%40net.bio.net (by h.rousham from nhm.ac.uk)
Wed Sep 16 08:52:53 EST 2009

Dear Christos Arvantidis,

Please could you do me the honour of circulating this email to members of the MedOBIS Discussion Group (Annelida) who may be interested in applying for short term research visits to European natural history collections? 

Many thanks in advance.

Dear Scientist,

New Call Deadline; 16th October 2009, (17:00 UK time). 

The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the start of the new SYNTHESYS project and has now opened its first Call for proposals under the European Commission's FPVII European-funded Integrating Activities funding scheme. 

SYNTHESYS 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 16 partner institutions (see full list below) for the purposes of their research. 

Taxonomic Access Facilities (TAFs) 

The 16 partner institutions are organised into 10 national TAFs. TAF Users will be hosted by a TAF staff member (Host). 

The 10 TAFs represent an unparalleled resource for taxonomic research offering:

*	collections amounting to over 324 million natural history specimens, including 3.3 million type specimens
*	internationally renowned taxonomic and systematic skill base
*	chemical analysis, molecular and imaging facilities.
	Proposals for funding are welcomed from high-calibre researchers seeking access for short-term visits (average duration 15 days).  SYNTHESYS is able to meet the Users' costs for: 

*	Research costs* 
*	International travel 
*	Local accommodation while based at the TAF 
*	A per diem to contribute towards living costs and travel to/from international departure points

* 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  

N.B. If you previously applied for funding under the SYNTHESYS FPVI project, you can view your previous applications and update details of your evaluation and outputs at the following address: http://www.synthesys.info/synthesys_old/ 

Please pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested.

Best wishes,

Harry Rousham
SYNTHESYS Administrator

See Also: TAF Contact Details <http://www.synthesys.info/taf_contact.htm>  
AT-TAF Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien 
BE-TAF Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Koninklijik Museum voor Midden-Afrika 
DE-TAF Museum fur Naturkunde; Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum 
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 
GB-TAF Natural History Museum; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 
HU-TAF Hungarian Natural History Museum 
NL-TAF University van Amsterdam; Nationaal Herbarium Nederland; National Natural History Museum Naturalis 
SE-TAF Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet 

The SYNTHESYS Partners are inviting applications from researchers based in the Member States of the EU:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, 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 and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Republic of Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. It is hoped that the Pharoe Islands will be associated and eligible for support in 2010. 

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