Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship
The Garden Club of America (GCA) and the Center for Plant
Conservation (CPC) are seeking applicants for the 2016 Catherine H. Beattie
Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture. The Fellowship is sponsored
by the GCA and administered by CPC. The Executive Committee of the GCA
will award the Fellowship in Spring, 2016 upon recommendation by their
Scholarship Committee and the Science Advisory Council of the CPC.
Each year, the grant enables a graduate student in biology, horticulture,
or a related field to conduct research on a rare or endangered U.S. plant.
Preference is given to students focusing on the endangered flora of the
Carolinas or the southeastern United States. Fellowships may vary from
$1,000 to $4,500, and will serve as compensation for work done by a graduate
should be submitted to the Center for Plant Conservation. They should
include the following:
- Summary sheet stating the proposal's title, research/study location/s and name of institution where currently enrolled.
- A 2-3 page proposal,
which includes a description of the research project, and how it relates
to the student’s academic and professional development.
- An itemized
budget for the funds requested.
- A current resume.
- A current digital photo. (e-mail to email@example.com)
- A letter of
endorsement by an academic advisor from the institution where the
student is pursuing graduate studies.
- The names and contact information of
three additional persons qualified to describe the student’s character
- Official transcripts
for both undergraduate and graduate academic records.
successful applicant should be prepared to write an article for Plant
Conservation, the newsletter of the Center for Plant Conservation,
and submit a written report of the project results. Selection will be
based on the excellence of the student’s personal and academic qualifications,
and on the anticipated contribution of the project to the conservation
of rare and endangered plants.
- Completed applications
must be received by CPC no later than November 30, 2015.
- The Fellowship
recipient will be notified by March 31, 2016.
- The final report
is due to CPC by March 31, 2017.
all inquiries and applications to:
Center for Plant Conservation
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
For overnight deliveries, ship to:
4651 Shaw Blvd., Suite 173
St. Louis, MO 63110
-or e-mail to:
(Note: Transcripts and letter of recommendation must be sent via U.S. Mail.)