Our services

Grant Guidance

Grant-related services include identifying appropriate funding opportunities for the client, consulting with the client on the appropriateness of the opportunities and what is necessary to produce a finished product before filing deadline, consulting on requirements for filing, corresponding with the funding agency, and, in some cases, filing the grant either in hard copy or electronically. Watanabe Consulting wrote and/or edited grants submitted to various U.S. government funding agencies: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Energy, Homeland Security and Transportation; the National Institutes of Health; the Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Foundation, etc. Watanabe Consulting worked on grants requesting tens of millions of dollars and also on much smaller SBIRs. Watanabe Consulting also worked on grants submitted to state authorities and not-for-profits.

Grant Writing

Watanabe Consulting specializes in grant writing and editing in science, particularly the biosciences, and engineering. Over the past four years, W.Co has worked on grants that have brought in over $150 million to its clients.

We are always looking for more grant writing and editing projects, larger writing or editing projects (such as booklets and reports), or
writing-related project management.

Science Writing

Dr. Myrna E. Watanabe, is an animal behaviorist who has become a science writer. Trained as a herpetologist with expertise in the behavior and ecology of crocodilians, Watanabe studied both the American and Chinese alligators in their natural habitats.

Watanabe specializes in writing on biotechnology and biomedicine in many scientific journals and the national press. She served as a visiting scientist at the University of Connecticut and runs a freelance writing business which covers many topics including engineering, biology and biomedicine. She is co-author of Snakes of the World (Crescent Books, Avenel, New Jersey, 1992), and co-author and co-editor of the book, The Fight for Survival: Animals in Their Natural Habitats (Metro Books, New York, 1995). Watanabe holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, and master’s in neurophysiology and behavior, and PhD in herpetology and animal behavior from New York University.

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Our team

Some of Our Clients

2008, Department Of Defense, $23 million grant written (funded)

2008, DOD, $23 million grant (funded)

2009, Department Of Energy, $100K grant written (funded)

2009, DOE, $100K grant

2010, National Science Foundation, $27.5 million grant written (funded)

2010, NSF, $27.5 million grant

2011, National Institute of Health, $1.8 million grant written (funded)

2011, NIH, $1.8 million grant

2011, National Institute of Health, $5 million grant written (funded)

2011, NIH, $5 million grant

2011, Food and Drug Administration, $3 million grant written (funded)

2011, FDA, $3 million grant written

2011, DHS, $15.3 million grant written (funded)

2011, DHS, $15.3 million grant

2013, Veterans Administration , $1.5 Million Grant written (funded)

2013, Veterans Administration , $1.5 Million Grant

2014, Veterans Association / Dept of Labor
$16 million grant written (funded)

2014 VA/DOL $16M Grant Veterans Association / Dept of Labor

Working with Scientific Researchers, Institutions and Companies

Watanabe Consulting works with scientific researchers, institutions and companies to provide complete grant writing services. Researchers and corporate managers are busy people. And for many scientists, English is a second language, so they require the special help we give them. Let my company relieve your grant writing burden by helping you develop your grant proposals from start to submission and make sure they are written in clear, comprehensible language. In the past four years, we’ve worked on grants that have brought in over $100 million to our clients. Our science-trained writers and editors will work with you to create a grant proposal to federal agencies or other funding sources that will improve your proposal’s readability and improve your chance of being funded.

Give Us:
  • The Data
  • A Research Plan
  • Proposal Solicitation
and we'll provide you with a finished, polished product.

Our Primary Focuses

Science Writing
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Science Editing
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Grant Writing and Editing
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Grant Guidance
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About us

Dr. Myrna E. Watanabe, is an animal behaviorist who has become a science writer. Trained as a herpetologist with expertise in the behavior and ecology of crocodilians, Watanabe studied both the American and Chinese alligators in their natural habitats. Her last research project, while a faculty member at Manhattan College, Bronx, New York, was as adviser to an undergraduate student working on the concentration of heavy metals in Brazilian caiman tissue.

Dr. Watanabe specializes in writing on biotechnology and biomedicine in many scientific journals and the national press.  She served as a visiting scientist at the University of Connecticut and runs a freelance writing business which covers many topics including engineering, biology and biomedicine. She is co-author of Snakes of the World (Crescent Books, Avenel, New Jersey, 1992), and co-author and co-editor of the book, The Fight for Survival: Animals in Their Natural Habitats (Metro Books, New York, 1995). Watanabe holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, and master’s in neurophysiology and behavior, and PhD in herpetology and animal behavior from New York University.