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

WIT Early Career Award

Award Summary

This award, 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.

Anna Backhaus
Yewubdar Ishetu Shewaye

Eligibility

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

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

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