> 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
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> Please circulate this information amongst your colleagues.
> Best wishes
> Gemma Robinson
> SYNTHESYS Administrator
> Natural History Museum
> Cromwell Road
> SW7 5BD
> SYNTHESYS Partners:
> GB-TAF Natural History Museum, Royal Botanic
> Gardens, Kew, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
> ES-TAF Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Real Jardín Botánico
> 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
> 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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