The SYNTHESYS+ consortium is accepting applications for its 4th and final Transnational Access call between 19 April - 15 June 2022, 17.00 UK time.
The Transnational 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 institutions. It is essential that every SYNTHESYS+ visitor to any institution makes contact with a host and that the host agrees to support the research proposal.
SYNTHESYS+ is the largest network of natural science institutions ever coordinated under the SYNTHESYS banner. It comprises of:
· 21 world-leading collections-holding institutions
· The combined might of the European branches of the global natural science organisations (GBIF, TDWF, GGBN, and CETAF)
· Commercial partners who will assist in the development of AI and other technologies, that will transform the way specimen data are refined, digitised, and made openly available.
All successful visits must take place before the end of June 2023. We hope that all remaining COVID-delayed visits from Call 1-3 will take place later this year and successful applicants who have not yet completed their visit should please contact their TAF administrator as soon as possible to arrange your visit.
All applications will be assessed impartially and using a weighted scoring system. This system will consider the strength of proposed research, supporting statements, whether they address societal challenges, and other grounds of merit. Scoring will be made by a User Selection Panel (USP).
Overall the project plans to offer over 7,000 funded visitor days.
The applications portal will close on 15 June 2022 17.00 UK time.
Check the Transnational Access page for more information.