​Europe´s leading centres for systematics-related research are pleased to announce that SYNTHESYS has received further EC funding. SYNTHESYS3, with a start on 1st September 2013, continues for four years.

We invite scientists based at European institutes to access our collections and facilities with support from in-house researchers and curators.



Second call for applications soon to open. Deadline mid-October.

Please visit SYNTHESYS main web pageexternal link for further details.

Who can apply for an EU-funded visit to NRM?

We invite scientists conducting their research in the member or associated states of the European Community to apply for support: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (incl Greenland and the Faroes), Estonia, Finland, France (incl Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, La Réunion), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.


For further information, please contact:

Irene Bisang
SYNTHESYS Project Manager
Naturhistoriska riksmuseet                                     
P.O. Box 50007
104 05 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: + 46 8 519 541 30
Fax: + 46 8 519 551 89

The project

Eighteen partner institutions from 12 European countries, including the Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), form SYNTHESYS, 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.

SYNTHESYS was initiated by CETAF and is funded by the European Union’s Research Seven Framework Program (Infrastructure Activity, Grant no. 312253). The project is coordinated by The Natural History Museum in London. Please visit SYNTHESYS main web page for more information (see link above).

Blatta orientalis

NRM provides access to its extensive and scientifically important biological, paleontological and geological collections and state of the art facilities. Grants are typically for short visits of ca 3 weeks.


Read about scientific output produced by SYNTHESYS users so far - coming soon.