Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award 2022

Applications are welcome for the 2022 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award.

The Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award, established in 2010, provides professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their careers.​ 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 Women in Triticum Early Career Award is only for women.
  • There is no age limit
  • The award is for early-career scientists ranging from undergraduates to recent Ph.D. graduates and post-doctoral fellows.​
  • Women at the pre-professoriate level are top priority.​

Selection Criteria

  • Strength of scientific abstract submitted to the BGRI annual technical workshop
  • Quality of written statement of intent
  • Commitment to and passion for agricultural development
  • Leadership potential

Application Process

To apply for the Women in Triticum Early Career Award, applicants must complete the application form and submit it along with a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, professor, or mentor that speaks to the applicant’s leadership potential.

To apply to the Women in Triticum Early Career Award,  click here

Deadline: October 31, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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