Sök medel till taxonomisk forskning och inventeringar från Svenska artprojektet – Grants for taxonomic research and inventories from the STI

Svenska artprojektet har utlyst medel för taxonomisk forskning och inventering gällande dåligt kända organismgrupper i Sverige. Sista ansökningsdag är 1 juni 2017. Läs mer här. Nästa ordinarie utlysning sker i april 2018.

The Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) has announced grants for taxonomic research and inventories within poorly known organismal groups in Sweden.  Apply before 1 June 2017. Read more here. Next announcement will be made in April, 2018.

Want to know more? Contact STI’s Research Officer.

Christoffer Schander memorial fund (Marine Biology)

Going to a conference and can’t find travel funds? Interested in museum collections but can’t afford to get to the incredible resources for your research? Doing cool fieldwork but hampered by the expense? Then we have a possible answer: The Christoffer Schander Memorial Fund is giving 3 stipends of 10 thousand crowns to worthy recipients in spring 2017.

The main focus of the fund lies in encouraging scientific cooperation in marine biology by providing financial support for fieldwork (collecting of material for taxonomic and/or biodiversity work) and taxonomic studies in museum collections.

Visiting marine taxonomists and systematists can apply for funding for travel and accommodation in connection to short term visits at the Marine Biological Station in Espegrend and at the University Museum of Bergen Norway. Likewise, Master and PhD students in marine biology at University of Bergen can apply for support for short-term projects in cooperation with other institutions or support for conference participation where they will present their own results. Projects including fieldwork or work in scientific collections will be prioritized.

Selection will be done by the five member funding board of national and international scientists and family members.

Please include a letter of intent, describing the purpose of your stay in Bergen or trip to other institutions, and a short CV. Students should include a letter of support from their supervisor. Applications will be evaluated shortly after the submission deadline and successful candidates will be informed in early June.

Deadline is May 31, 2017. Please send the complete application form as a single attachment to Karin.Pittman@uib.no.

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Svenska artprojektets årliga utlysning av medel för taxonomisk forskning och inventering

Svenska artprojektet har nu utlyst medel för taxonomisk forskning och inventering gällande dåligt kända organismgrupper i Sverige. Sista ansökningsdag är 1 juni 2016. Läs mer här. Nästa ordinarie utlysning sker i april 2017.

The Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) has now announced grants for taxonomic research and inventories within poorly known organismal groups in Sweden.  Apply before 1 June 2016. Read more here. Next announcement will be made in April, 2017.

15 miljoner till Svenska artprojektet från 2016

Nu är det klart att ArtDatabanken vid Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet får 15 miljoner kronor för att kunna satsa på att kartlägga och sprida kunskap om arter. Svenska artprojektets resurser fördelas idag på forskning, museistöd och framtagande av artfakta.

– Självklart är vi mycket glada för att vi tilldelats pengarna. Det betyder att regeringen tycker att det är viktigt att satsa på biologisk mångfald. Nu inväntar vi riktlinjer som ger oss vägledning i hur vi ska använda resurserna, säger Lena Sundin Rådström, chef för Artdatabanken på SLU, som driver Svenska artprojektet.

Delar av de 15 miljonerna kommer som tidigare meddelats att gå till nio forskningsprojekt. Stödet går till att utforska arter inom ekologiskt viktiga grupper som svampar (inklusive lavar), mossor och insekter (växtsteklar och parasitsteklar).

Om Svenska artprojektet
Artdatabanken har sedan år 2002 ett uppdrag från riksdag och regering att kartlägga och sprida information om Sveriges mindre kända arter, och på det sättet förse samhället med kunskapsunderlag och verktyg för miljöövervakning och naturvårdsåtgärder. Svenska artprojektets resurser fördelas idag på taxonomisk forskning, museistöd och framtagande av artfakta.

Ett av Sveriges miljökvalitetsmål
Sverige har 16 nationella miljökvalitetsmål som ska leda vägen till det hållbara samhället. Svenska artprojektet startades som ett svar på behovet att kartlägga och sprida kunskap om den biologiska mångfalden och som en del i arbetet att nå Sveriges miljökvalitetsmål “Ett rikt växt- och djurliv”.

Short notice! Schander Memorial Fund – Deadline, May 31!

About the Schander Memorial Fund
 
The main focus of the fund lies in encouraging scientific cooperation in marine biology by providing financial support for fieldwork (collecting of material for taxonomic and/or biodiversity work) and taxonomic studies in museum collections. 
 
Visiting marine taxonomists and systematists can apply for funding for travel and accommodation in connection to short term visits at the Marine Biological Station in Espegrend and at the University Museum of Bergen Norway. Likewise, Master and PhD students in marine biology at University of Bergen can apply for support for short-term projects in cooperation with other institutions or support for conference participation where they will present their own results. Projects including fieldwork or work in scientific collections will be prioritized.
 
Selection will be done by the five member funding board of national and international scientists and family members. Announcements and deadlines are given below.
 
Applications
Next application deadline: May 31, 2015
In 2015, three grants will be funded, with a fixed rate of 10 000 NOK, each.
To apply for a grant, please send your application to:
 
Prof. Karin Pittman (karin.pittman@bio.uib.no) subject: Schander fund
 
Please include a letter of intent, describing the purpose of your stay in Bergen or trip to other institutions, and a short CV. Students should include a letter of support from their supervisor. Applications will be evaluated shortly after the submission deadline and successful candidates will be informed in early June.
 
Karin Pittman
Fisheries Ecology and Aquaculture Research Group
Dept. of Biology
Thormøhlensgate 53B
PB 7803
University of Bergen
N-5006 Bergen
NORWAY

Svenska artprojektet utlyser medel för taxonomisk forskning och inventering

Årets utlysning av medel från Svenska artprojektet för taxonomisk forskning och inventering gällande dåligt kända organismgrupper ligger nu ute på ArtDatabankens hemsida. Sista ansökningsdag är 1 juni 2015.

SYNTHESYS application deadline approaching

SYNTHESYS is back – funding available for short research visits

Call 2 Deadline Reminder: 16th October, 2014 (17:00 UK time).

The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the second call for applications of the SYNTHESYS3 project under the current European Commission’s FPVII European-funded IntegratingActivities funding scheme.

SYNTHESYS Access funding is available to provide scientists (Users) based in European Member, Associate and Candidate States to undertake short visits to utilise the infrastructure (comprising the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities) at one of the 18 partner institutions (see full list below) for the purposes of their research.  This is the second of four annual calls for applications during the project’s four-year duration.

Access Call 2 is now open with a deadline of17:00 (UK time) Thursday 16th October, 2014 and awarded visits must take place within 2015 (calendar year).

APPLY HERE

Taxonomic Access Facilities (TAFs)

The 18 partner institutions are organised into 11 national TAFs. TAF Users will be hosted by a TAF staff member (Host).

The 11 TAFs represent an unparalleled resource for taxonomic research offering:

    • Collections amounting to over 324 million natural history specimens, including 3.3 million type specimens
    • Internationally renowned taxonomic and systematic skill base
    • Facilities including: molecular and imaging & chemical analysis,
    • **NEW**: Senckenberg Natural History Museum and State Natural History Museum Stuttgart are now offering Access under DE-TAF

Proposals for funding are welcomed from high-calibre scientists in any technical discipline seeking access for short-term research visits (average duration 15 days).  SYNTHESYS is able to meet the Users’ costs for:

    • Research costs (bench fees and laboratory consumables)
    • International travel & local accommodation while based at the TAF
    • A per diem contribution towards living costs

Seewww.synthesys.info for more information or contactsynthesys@nhm.ac.uk
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SYNTHESYS TAFs:

AT-TAF   Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien;

BE-TAF   Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences;
Royal Museum of Central Africa;

CZ-TAF   Národní Muzeum, Praha;

DE-TAF   Museum für Naturkunde;
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum;

  Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt, Dresden, Görlitz and Müncheberg**NEW**

  Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart **NEW**

ES-TAF   Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales &
Real Jardín Botánico Naturales (CSIC);

DK-TAF   The Natural History Museum of Denmark;

FR-TAF   Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle;

GB-TAF   Natural History Museum, London;
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew;
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh;

HU-TAF   Hungarian Natural History Museum;

NL-TAF   Naturalis Biodiversity Center;

SE-TAF   Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet.

Eligibility:

The SYNTHESYS TAFs are inviting Access applications from scientists based in the Member States of the EU:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, La Réunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Plus the Associated Countries of the EU:

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Republic of Moldova Republic of Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.

Svenska artprojektets medel för taxonomisk forskning och inventering utlysta

Årets utlysning av Svenska artprojektets medel för taxonomisk forskning och inventering gällande dåligt kända organismgrupper är nu offentliggjord på vår hemsida.

The yearly announcement of grants for taxonomy and inventories on poorly known organismal groups from the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative is now available on our webpage.

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