The Watanabe Book Fund


Members who are permanently resident in a developing country may apply for funding to acquire for their libraries books, or possibly journals, relating to microbiology. These annual awards are available as a result of a generous donation from Professor T. Watanabe of Japan.


These should include the following information:

  1. A list of the publications required together with an estimate of their cost (the total cost for any one application should not exceed £350 sterling).
  2. A letter from the Head Librarian of the organisation certifying the need for the books and the address to which the books should be sent, a statement on where the books will be kept and an outline of the loan arrangements for members of the organisation.
  3. A description of the member's organisation and its involvement in microbiology, the number of staff and students and details of the nature of any courses microbiology provided by the organisation, i.e. BSc Microbiology, technical training etc.
  4. A curriculum vitae of the principal applicant.

None of these items (1-4) inclusive should exceed one side of A4 paper each.

Applications should be sent to the Grants Office.

Closing date 26 September 2008

Last modified 29 November 2007