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World Food Prize Foundation Norman Borlaug Field Award 2022

Norman Borlaug Field Award 2022||Fund for Research

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Join the $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application !!!

This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, as well as determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

To nominate a deserving individual, please visit this form. Nominations are due June 15 and submit a Nomination

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The $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

Criteria for the Award

  • Persistence: Exhibiting “never give up” attitude, even in the face of adversity, difficult circumstances, limitation of resources, and/or critique from colleagues.
  • Innovation: Applying “reach for the stars” in pursuing innovative pathways, methods, as well as solutions in a quest to provide adequate food and nutrition for the world’s people.
  • Communication: Emulating understanding local cultures; working effectively in cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary situations; identifying the needs and assets of people in a given community or region; and connecting with a diverse array of stakeholders.
  • Research/Science: Facilitating positive change through rigorous research methods, techniques, management approaches, or strategies that result in increased food production, availability, distribution, or better nutrition.
  • Extension: Extending innovative discoveries and technologies in plant science, animal science, and/or food science to underserved farmers and consumers.
  • Also, Education: Providing hands-on science training and education to stakeholders in rural communities, including farm families and agricultural and food production workers.
  • Application: Applying improved technologies or management systems to crops or animal agriculture for sustainable production, more nutritious food, and a reduction of poverty.
  • Leadership: Demonstrating leadership of other agricultural professionals, field researchers, or practitioners working in collaborative programs aimed at reducing hunger and poverty and revitalizing communities.
  • Moreover, Impact: Increasing the amount of food available through all of the above.

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Nominee Eligibility:

  • must be under the age of 40 (40th birthday not reached before World Food Day, October 16, of the year in which the award is presented).
  • Nominees must be actively working in the discipline, research area, position, or on the project(s) for which they are being recognized. They may be associated with a public or private educational, research or development organization or related entity.
  • Moreover, nominees remain eligible for consideration beyond the year of their nomination, at the discretion of the Award Jury, as long as the award criteria and age requirement are met.

Nomination Documentation

All nominations must be submitted in English online at here.

Required Nomination Documentation:

  • A concise statement (3000-word limit) explaining and describing:
    1) the nominee’s work and accomplishments, with details and examples that illustrate several of the criteria specified for this award;
    2) how, in doing this work, the nominee reflects the attributes demonstrated by Dr. Borlaug during his early career; and
    3) the impact or results of the nominee’s work.
  • Also, Nominee’s CV or resume
  • One nomination letter as well as two letters of support describing, explaining and emphasizing the main achievements of the nominee must be provided with the nomination.
  • In addition, a head shot of the nominee is required (minimum 300 dpi resolution). Also, 2 additional action photos of the nominee at work may also be submitted.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations must be submitted in English online at here

Who Can Nominate:

  • Any individual or organization may submit a nomination.  Nomination letters from organizations must be signed by an executive officer. Moreover, self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Nominators should have a direct knowledge of the nominee’s work. They should provide a number of specific examples, explaining how the nominee’s accomplishments align with the award criteria.
  • Also, letters of support may come from individuals or organizations with a direct knowledge or a basic understanding of the nominee’s work.

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Requirements of the Nominee:

To receive the award, individuals selected must attend the award ceremony. They should also participate in media events and other World Food Prize events in mid-October in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.


An independent jury of international agricultural experts appointed by the World Food Prize will review as well as evaluate nominations. They will deliberate, and select an annual winner of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research as well as Application.

Any questions about this award may be directed to Ms. Ellen Franzenburg, World Food Prize Director of Secretariat Operations.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 June,2022
FieldField Research
Open toall
OrganizerWorld Food Prize Foundation
Contact the organizer+1 515-245-3783



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