Awards

Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Mentor Award

Summary

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.​

Eligibility

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

 

 

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

Summary

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.

Eligibility

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

Up to five awards may be granted in a given year.​ However, the number of awards granted may be fewer in number depending on the quality of applications received.​

Application Process

To apply, please complete the Application and submit along with a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, professor, or mentor that speaks to the applicant’s leadership potential.

Deadline:October 31, 2020

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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.

Eligibility

Any wheat researcher or research team working on wheat rust.

Nominees will be judged on:

  • Excellence in the development, multiplication and/or release of rust resistant wheat varieties through appropriate means that encourage diversity and complexity of resistance
  • Promotion of the durability of the materials
  • Implementation of the BGRI’s goal of responsible gene deployment and stewardship.

 

Deadline: November 5, 2019

Nomination Process

To apply, please supply nomination letter and two supporting letters. Each letter should be no longer than two pages and should provide an explanation of how the nominee(s) has furthered the BGRI’s ethos of responsible gene stewardship through responsible gene deployment and variety release.

A complete nomination package should be compiled into one single pdf and should include:

  • Nomination letter (self-nominations are acceptable)
  • Two supporting letters
  • Information on the nominator and the nominee(s):

Nominator
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Nominee(s) If more than one, list all co-nominees or contributing collaborators and their contact information.

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Submissions

Electronic submissions are preferred. Send nominations to caa9@cornell.edu. All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF.

Applications may be sent by mail to:
BGRI Gene Stewardship Award
c/​o Cally Arthur
Cornell University
B75 Mann Library
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

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