The University of Amsterdam offers financial support for access to the Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMA) and the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI). The programme and facilities of ZMA and ETI are based on their extensive zoological collections and information technology. Access to these facilities is supported by the European Commission as a Large-Scale-Facility grant under the programme “Training and Mobility of Researchers”. Applications for access are encouraged from scientists from EU countries or associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Israel). Proposals that can be completed within a short visit (typically one – two weeks), not exceeding two months, will be considered. Financial support that will cover travel, subsistance, access and assistance will be available for accepted proposals. Additional financial support is available for personal instruction and training.