Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award 2021


Deadline: October 31, 2021

Applications are open for the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award 2021. The award waa established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career.​

The award is named after Jeanie Borlaug Laube, mentor to many, and daughter of Nobel Laureate Dr.​ Norman E.​ Borlaug.​ Jeanie Borlaug Laube has served as Chair of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative since October 2009.​ Recipients of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube WIT Early Career award will be supported to participate in the International Wheat Congress in 2022 in China.


  • The award is open only to women.
  • There is no age limit.
  • The award is intended for early career scientists ranging from advanced undergraduates to recent PhD graduates and postdoctoral fellows.​
  • Priority is given to women at the pre-professoriate level.​

Judging Criteria

Nominees will be judged base on the following:

  • Strength of scientific abstract submitted to the BGRI annual technical workshop
  • Commitment to and passion for agricultural development
  • Leadership potential
  • Quality of written statement of intent


To apply, complete the application form. Submit along with a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, professor, or mentor that speaks to the applicant’s leadership potential.

Click here to apply

For more information visit: WIT Early Career Award





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