Awards

The BGRI has established three major awards to recognize individuals and teams of people working in wheat: the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award, the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Mentor Award, and the BGRI Gene Stewardship Award. Since 2010, 55 young women and 10 mentors have received WIT awards. Six teams have won the Gene Stewardship Award.

Recognizing Brilliant Young Women of Wheat

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 career.​ Deadline for application for the 2021 Awards is October 31, 2020.

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2020 Early Career Winners

Evans Lagudah
Honoring Remarkable Mentors in Wheat

Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Mentor Award

This award, established in 2010 and first awarded in 2011, recognizes wheat scientists who have proven to be excellent mentors of women working in triticum and its nearest relatives.​ Both men and women can be nominated for the mentor award.  The next deadline to nominate a mentor is October 31, 2020.

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Norman statue
Recognizing Global Research in the Fight Against Wheat Rust

The BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

The BGRI Gene Stewardship Award, or “Norman” as it is called, was established in 2012, and is presented annually to recognize a team of researchers serving a national breeding program or other nationally based institution. Nominees are judged on excellence and durability of the materials they have released. Any wheat research team working on wheat rust is eligible for the award. Since 2012, six research teams have been awarded the Gene Stewardship Award. The deadline to nominate a team for the next award cycle is October 31, 2020.

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Learn more about opportunities for the cereal rust community

Join the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Linked-In Group