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.​


Men and women mentors are eligible.​

Nominees will be judged on:

  • Commitment to increasing gender parity in agriculture as reflected in the nomination letter.​
  • Excellence in mentoring of women working in triticum.​
  • Commitment to scientific outputs that contribute to healthy families around the world as reflected in the nomination letter.​

No more than one award will be granted in a given year.​

Deadline: EXTENDED TO November 5, 2019

Nomination Process

To apply, please fill out the online application.

You will need to submit two supporting letters that, in 500 words or less, illustrate why your nominee meets the stated selection criteria and is a compelling recipient of the award.​ Also, please include a brief two-page CV of the nominee.

Include information on the nominator as well as the nominee