BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

Norman Borlaug StatueSummary

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: October 30, 2017

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
Name:
Title:
Institution:
Address:
Telephone:
E-mail address:
Relationship to nominee(s):

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

Name:
Title:
Institution:
Address:
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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