The ‘Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology’ has a special issue for Dec 2003 on Biotechnology. Carol Stiff and her colleagues have written several of the articles in the issue. This journal is published once a year and can be obtained for US $25 (Institution) or US $20 (Individual) plus US $5 for postage and handling. It can be ordered by sending a letter to the Editor, Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology, Hope, P.O. Box 350, Kingston, Jamaica, WI

The White Memorial Award is a national training award made in honor of Dr. Philip R. White, an eminent teacher and researcher in plant cell and tissue culture techniques. The fund is to be used to supplement expenses for continuing education in plant tissue culture. A stipend of up to $650 is awarded yearly for training at an institution of the awardee’s choice. This can include attendance of a professional meeting but preference is given to those seeking “hands-on” training. Please note that applicants do not have to be students, and this is not restricted to U.S. residents.

The Philip White Memorial Award Committee is made up of the following: Ray Shillito, John Lunghusen, Michael Pillay, Satyahari Dey and Carol Stiff (Chairman). For application guidelines, go to: and contact Dr. Carol M. Stiff, Chairman of the White Committee, with further questions at or

The Education Committee of SIVB presents a grant-writing workshop on Saturday May 22, 2004 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Learn what the granting agencies are looking for: how to determine if your idea is fundable by a particular agency, the main reasons for rejection, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Our panel of experts includes representatives from granting agencies and seasoned grant writers who will give short presentations and then open the floor for discussion. Attendance is free for SIVB meeting attendees, and will benefit both seasoned and new members, graduate students, and postdocs.