[Annelida] SYNTHESYS - funding opportunities available

Gemma Maldar via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.maldar from nhm.ac.uk)
Mon Sep 12 05:17:49 EST 2011


Dear Sir/Madam,

Please can you promote the below funding opportunity to members of annelida

Best wishes
SYNTHESYS Project manager
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SYNTHESYS - Funding available for short research visits

New Call Deadline; 14th October 2011, (17:00 UK time). 

The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the start of the new SYNTHESYS project and has now opened its third 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 <http://www.synthesys.info/>  for more information or contact synthesys from nhm.ac.uk <mailto:synthesys from nhm.ac.uk>   

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SYNTHESYS Partners 

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, Faroe Islands, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Republic of Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. 

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