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Transnational Access Call 2 Deadline Extended

20 Mar 2020

SYNTHESYS+ funds a world-class 'Transnational Access'  (TA) programme, which provides funds to researchers from all over the world. Funding allows researchers to complete short research visits at our world-class science institutions.

The spread of COVID-19 'Coronavirus' across the globe has caused museum closures and the need to self-isolate.  We recognise that at this time, ma...

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Statement on Covid-19 and SYNTHESYS+ Access

06 Mar 2020

SYNTHESYS+ funds a world-class Access programme, which allows researchers to undertake short visits at our partner institutions across Europe and Israel.

The SYNTHESYS+ Management Team are working with our partners to monitor diruption and health concerns in the wake of the emerging Covid-19 ('Coronavirus') presence. 

We still encourage applications to apply to our Transnatio...

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Call for Projects: Expanded Geographic Involvement

04 Feb 2020

*In response to COVID-19 disruption, the new deadline is Tuesday 14 April, 2020*

Purpose of Call 

This SYNTHESYS+ activity aims to support cooperative activities with collections and stakeholders in regions that are disproportionately under-represented in current activities: With this call, SYNTHESYS+ offers co-funding for projects jointly realized by one or more SYNTHESY...

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Virtual Access Ideas Call: Report Published

29 Jan 2020

A detailed report on the Proposals received in the Virtual Access Ideas Call has been published in the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) Journal. 

This report analyses the Proposals received and highlights areas for development in the ongoing Virtual Access (VA) pilot. The report also includes general feedback and guidance for those considering to apply for Virtual Access C...

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2020 Access dates announced

06 Jan 2020

The SYNTHESYS+ Management Team is pleased to announce the dates for the SYNTHESYS+ Access programme. For the first time ever, this year there will be two types of Access: Trasnational Access (TA) and Virtual Access (VA). Each Access format has different dates and offers different resources to researchers.

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Virtual Access Ideas Call: Update

29 Nov 2019

Prior to our Virtual Access (VA) Call opening in 2020, an ‘Ideas Call’ ran between October – November 2019, offering potential proposers the chance to outline their ideas for collections digitisation across the S...

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Virtual Access 'Ideas Call' now live

10 Oct 2019

For the first time, SYNTHESYS will be offering virtual access to collections through digitisation. The Virtual Access (VA) programme is not a direct digital parallel of Transnational (physical) Access (TA) - proposals for digitisation will be prioritised and carried out based on community demand, and data must be made openly available. A key feature of Virtual Access is that, unlike TA, it does...

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Access Call 1 - now closed

01 Feb 2019

Update: Call 1 of Transnational Access is now closed. Call 2 will go live in January 2020. 

 

1 February sees the first Access call of SYNTHESYS+ go live. Submissions will be open until 12 April 2019, 17.00 UK time. 

SYNTHESYS+ project funding enables scientists (Users) based in European Member and Associated...

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Next Call for Access - 1 Feb 2019

17 Dec 2018

The SYNTHESYS+ consortium will accept applications for Access between 1 February - 12 April, 17.00 UK time. 

The Access stream of the project facilitates and allocates funds for visits to collections and research infrastructures (including lab facilities) in a country where the user does not work. Funds allow external scientists to be hosted for a short time at consortium institutio...

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EU Referendum: Statement from Natural History Museum, London

24 Jun 2016

Following the UK referendum vote on membership of the European Union, the Natural History Museum reaffirms its commitment to continue to work in European and global partnerships.

The implications of the result of the referendum are not yet clear and UK government decisions on exit from the EU have yet to be made. Indications are that the process of exit will not be initiated until Octobe...

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