Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Mentor Award
This award, established in 2010 and first awarded in 2011, recognizes mentors of both genders who have proven to be excellent mentors of women working in triticum and its nearest relatives. 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 WIT Mentor award will receive a cash honorarium of $3,000 USD as well as the honor of organizing a session at the subsequent year’s BGRI technical workshop. Men and women mentors are eligible. Deadline is October 30, 2016.
Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award
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 award are invited to the annual BGRI technical workshop. The exact amount of the award will vary with demonstrated need, but is intended to help cover costs associated with attending the BGRI Workshop, including economy airfare, hotel, registration fees, and a standard per diem for meals and other incidentals. Award recipients are also eligible to attend a training program at CIMMYT in Obregon, Mexico. Only women are eligible. 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. Deadline is October 30, 2016.
BGRI Gene Stewardship Award
The BGRI Gene Stewardship Award, established in 2012, is presented annually at the BGRI Technical Workshop to recognize a researcher or team of researchers serving a national breeding program or other nationally based institution. Any wheat researcher or research team working on wheat rust is eligible. Deadline: April 15, 2016.