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.


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

Method of Application

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 October 31, 2021.


Application Deadline: October 31, 2021.

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