Synthesys – University of Copenhagen

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New Call Deadline: 13 October, 2016 (17:00 UK time)

What is the SYNTHESYS project?

SYNTHESYS was initiated by CETAF and is funded by the European Union’s Research Seven Framework Program (Infrastructure Activity).  The project is coordinated by The Natural History Museum in London.

Eighteen partner institutions from 12 European countries, including the Natural History Museum of Denmark, form SYNTHESYS and offer coordinated access to their vast natural history collections, state-of-the art analytical facilities and libraries, and qualified support from in-house researchers and curators.

The institutions also co-operate in Network activities to improve the collections’ management, long-term preservation and accessibility, and to secure the impact of the work undertaken beyond the life of the SYNTHESYS project. A Joint research activity develops tools to enhance the quality of and increase access to digitalized collections and data within Natural History institutions.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to benefit from access to the infrastructure under the contract we invite scientists conducting their research in the member or associated states of the European Community:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland), Estonia, Faroe Islands. Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, La Réunion), FYR Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Turkey.

Participation is free of charge and is provided on the basis of scientific excellence of a proposal, reviewed by a Selection Panel.

Priority is given to new users.

When to apply?

We have annual Calls for proposals in October (2013-2016).

What will SYNTHESYS provide finance for?

  • Research costs
  • International travel and accommodation
  • Per diem contribution towards living costs
  • Logistical support at the host institution

What is the duration of a SYNTHESYS grant?

The maximum visit duration is 60 working days, but grants are typically for short visits of approx. 15 days or shorter.