The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture
2017 Award – call for applications
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Purpose: To promote conservation of rare and endangered flora in the United States through the programs of the Center for Plant Conservation in partnership with the Garden Club of America.
History: The Beattie Fellowship was established to honor Catherine H. Beattie, GCA president (1981-1983), outstanding arranger, and gardener devoted to the preservation of wildflowers.
Provisions: Provides one annual research grant of up to $4500, regarded as compensation for work at a botanical garden by the student, who jointly serves the program of the Center for Plant Conservation and his/her curricular studies.
Eligibility: Open to graduate students in biology, horticulture, or a related field. Preference is given to students whose projects focus on the endangered flora of the Carolinas and southeastern United States.
To apply: Please submit a project narrative detailing proposed research. Items to submit:
- one page cover letter
- two page (maximum) project narrative
- one page project budget and timeline
- curriculum vitae
- letter of recommendation from major advisor or equivalent
Applications format: Items should be complied in a single pdf document with items in the order listed above. Name the file “2017_Beattie_Fellowship_Application_LastName_FirstInitital.pdf” (e.g., 2017_Beattie_Fellowship_Application_Smith_J.pdf).
Deadline and email instructions: Applications should be completed by January 31st, 2017 and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2017 Beattie Fellowship Application” in the subject line.
Selection: Selection is by a committee appointed by the Center for Plant Conservation and is approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be notified by mid-February.
Fund: The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship Fund is managed by the GCA.
Contact: Beattie Fellowship, Center for Plant Conservation, 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027 | 760.291.5686