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Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum

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

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Apply for Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award. This award, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their careers.​ 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.


  • Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award is made only for women.
  • There is no age limit, but the award is intended for early-career scientists ranging from advanced undergraduates to recent Ph.D. graduates and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Priority is given to women at the pre-professoriate level.

Judging Criteria

Nominees will be judged on

  • 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.

Application Process 

To apply, please complete the Application Form below and submit it along with a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, professor, or mentor that speaks to the applicant’s leadership potential. The application period is open until October 31, 2021.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 October,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerCornell University Department of Global Development



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