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Systematics and Taxonomy (SynTax) scheme

This scheme is administered by the Systematics Association and the Linnean Society.


  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Funding total


No. of projects funded

10 - see the Systematics Association website (in external links) for full details.


This scheme is designed to provide short-term funding for preliminary research that will form the basis of novel responsive mode proposals with a substantial systematics/taxonomy/phylogenetic component.

Key aims

  • To stimulate the submission of high quality taxonomy and systematics-related research proposals to the UK's Research Councils
  • To improve representation of systematics and taxonomy in the UK Research Council's portfolio