The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship! Please see details below and distribute to graduate students whose research interests concern rare and endangered plants native to the United States.
Each year, The Garden Club of America (GCA) and the CPC together award the Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship to graduate students in biology, horticulture, or a related field. The purpose of the award is “to promote conservation of rare and endangered flora in the United States, with preference given to students whose projects focus on the endangered flora of the Carolinas and southeastern United States.” The fellowship was established to honor Catherine H. Beattie who served as a director and board member of the GCA and served as president from 1981 to 1983.
Provisions: Provides one annual research grant of up to $4,500, 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, botany, ecology, horticulture, or a related field. Preference is given to students whose projects focus on a specific rare plant species native to the United States, with special consideration for the endangered flora of the Carolinas and southeastern United States. Eligibility is limited to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S.-based institution.