International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) announced the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)’s herbarium as one of the successful herbaria for this year’s competition on receiving the “Small Collection Grant” applied by Dr.Masoomeh Ghobad-Nejhad, IROST’s faculty member.
IAPT is a member of the International Union of Biological Societies (IUBS) founded in 1919 and aims to promote biological sciences internationally. This association provides competitive grants for the improvement and/or maintenance of botanical collections (herbaria) of algae, fungi, and plants.
The last call of the "IAPT Small Herbaria Grant " was announced on the IAPT official website during October-November 2020. Forty-five project proposals were submitted by scientists from different countries and finally, ten top proposals were selected by the IAPT Grant Committee based on their scientific merit and eligibility criteria described in the announcement.