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BRIT Receives Award from National Science Foundation

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The Fort Worth Business Press reports that The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) located in Fort Worth, received a $1.5 million grant from The National Science Foundation. The award will fund efforts to digitize BRIT’s 355,000 herbarium specimen collections from Texas and Oklahoma.

The grant is part of a larger project that brings together 46 collaborating herbaria from across these two states and elsewhere to digitize the data from nearly 2 million plant specimens.

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