The Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award for 2024

Deadline: 31st of January, 2024.

The Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award for 2024 is currently available for applications.

This prize, named after Jeanie Borlaug Laube, an active champion for women in agriculture and the daughter of Nobel laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, serves as a beacon for outstanding achievements in wheat research. The WIT Award not only recognizes remarkable achievements, but it also acts as a forum to raise the voices of individuals who are promoting wheat research. This award recognizes effort, ingenuity, and endurance in breaking down barriers in the agricultural landscape. The BGRI and the CIMMYT-led Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) initiative are supporting the 2024 WIT Awards.


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

Click here to apply 

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