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SYNTHESYS Project funding is available to provide scientists (Users) based in European Member and Associated States (see below-right for eligible countries) to undertake short visits to utilize the infrastructure (namely the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities) at one of the 18 partner institutions for the purposes of their research.

Apply for access

Access Call 4 closed on 13 October 2016.  Applicants will be informed of the results in December 2016. Please note all Call 4 visits must take place before 31 July 2017.

access_lead_image_widerWhat we offer

The 11 TAFs (Taxonomic Access Facilities) institutions represent an unparalleled resource for taxonomic research offering:

  • Collections amounting to over 390 million natural history specimens, including 4.1 million type specimens
  • Internationally renowned taxonomic and systematic skill base
  • Chemical analysis, molecular and imaging facilities

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