The Association administered two earlier award schemes, SynTax and Co-Syst.
Please note that both SynTax and Co-Syst are now finished.
The Systematics and Taxonomy (SynTax) research scheme was designed to provide short-term funding for preliminary research that would form the basis of novel responsive mode proposals with a substantial systematics/taxonomy component. The scheme was supported by BBSRC and NERC research councils and the scheme aimed to stimulate high quality taxonomy and systematics-related research proposals to the UK’s Research Councils. The scheme followed on from the Collaborative Systematics (CoSyst) scheme, through which a number of projects have gone on to receive responsive mode funding.
Collaborative Scheme for Systematics Research
The BBSRC Collaborative Scheme for Systematics Research (Co-Syst) was designed to provide short-term funding for new collaborative research in systematics. The initiative was intended to support preliminary collaborative research that will form the basis of novel responsive mode proposals to either BBSRC or NERC.
The scheme, provided funding of £2k to £20k for collaborative projects with a substantial systematic/phylogenetic/taxonomic component ans was available only to UK-based applicants.