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

Advancing Norman Borlaug’s vision of a more secure wheat crop worldwide

Welcome to the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award—a recognition that celebrates and empowers women in the field of wheat science. Named after Jeanie Borlaug Laube, an influential advocate for women in agriculture and daughter of Nobel laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, this award stands as a beacon for exceptional achievements in the world of wheat research.

The WIT Award not only acknowledges outstanding accomplishments but also serves as a platform to amplify the voices of those advancing wheat science. Through this award, we spotlight dedication, innovation, and resilience in breaking barriers within the agricultural landscape. The 2024 WIT Awards are supported by the BGRI and the Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project led by CIMMYT.

Eligibility

The award is intended for early-career scientists ranging from advanced undergraduates to recent PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows.​ Priority is given to applicants at the pre-professoriate level.​ Self-nominations are accepted.

Nominees will be judged on:

Strength of scientific abstract
Commitment to and passion for agricultural development
Leadership potential
Quality of written statement of intent

Application Process

The 2024 application period is now closed.

WIT Early Career Winners

2023

2022

2021

Mehnaz

Mehnaz

Pakistan

Ella Taagen

Ella Taagen

United States

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

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