The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture 2018-10-26T18:43:16+00:00

The Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

2019 Award – call for applications


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 “2019_Beattie_Fellowship_Application_LastName_FirstInitital.pdf” (e.g., 2019_Beattie_Fellowship_Application_Smith_J.pdf).

Deadline and email instructions: Applications should be completed by January 31, 2019 and emailed to with “2019 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 | 760.796.5686