Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment
University of California
Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment

Call for Proposals

SHRE Call for Proposals 2019-2020

The Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment is pleased to invite representatives of California institutions of higher learning and California horticultural organizations to submit proposals for funding from the endowment for the period beginning  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

The goal of the Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment is to support research that fosters the introduction of new and improved plants for California gardens and ornamental landscapes.  Research proposals for funding should address this goal and include educational components that enhance western ornamental horticulture through the introduction of shade trees, California natives, or other drought-tolerant plants suitable for landscape use in California.

Research Program Priorities

These current issues have been identified by the SHRE Advisory Committee:

  1. Facilitate plant survival during periods of extended drought emphasizing existing/established trees and shrubs
  2. Encourage the transition to more water-conserving plant species for ornamental use
  3. Develop and/or expand the range of available climate-appropriate plants for regional California gardens and landscapes
  4. Develop appropriate irrigation guidelines for California landscape plants.

Submitting Proposals

Please refer to the Proposal Guidelines for information on the grant application review process, evaluation criteria and reporting requirements. Select the file name to download guidelines and submission requirements.

2019 FINAL SHRE Proposal Submission Requirements

Request for Proposal Submission Requirements document presents the content required to submit your application. Proposals that do not adhere to the submission guidelines will not be considered or will be sent back. 

SHRE Proposal Guidelines 2019

Proposals must be sent via email to

Submission deadline: April 16, 2019

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