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Beurzen voor biodiversiteitsonderzoek in Europa: SYNTHESYS

30 / 08 / 2006

Onderzoekers uit Europa een aantal van de grotere natuurhistorische musea,herbaria en botanische tuinen buiten hun eigen land kunnen bezoeken vooronderzoek. Eens per half jaar kunnen onderzoekers hiertoe voorstellenindienen. De eerstkomende deadline is 15 September 2006, de volgende zijn16 maart 2007, 14 september 2007 en de laatste mogelijkheid is 14 maart2008.

Dear Scientist,

Next Deadline; The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the Fifth 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@nhm.ac.uk

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 Naturales.

DK-TAF The Natural History Museum of Denmark.

FR-TAF Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle.

SE-TAF Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet.

NL-TAF Zoological Museum Universiteit 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, Koninklijk Museum voor

Midden-Afrika, National Botanic Garden of Belgium.

Contactpersoon Nederland: dr. Harry A. ten Hove, Zoologisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, POB 94766, 1090 GT AMSTERDAM

TEL. +3120 5256906, FAX. +3120 5255402, EMAIL hove@science.uva.nl