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.​

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

Application Process

To apply, please complete the Application Form below and submit 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 January 31, 2023.

WIT Early Career Application Form

WIT Early Career Winners

2022

2021

Mehnaz

Mehnaz

Pakistan

Ella Taagen

Ella Taagen

United States

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Learn more about opportunities for the cereal rust community

Join the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Linked-In Group