CAES World Food Prize Travel Award

World Food Prize Travel Award includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Ground transportation to and from the Atlanta airport
  • World Food Prize registration fee
  • Hotel and meal expenses in Des Moines

The World Food Prize

The World Food Prize, commonly referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture’ honors those who have made a significant impact in improving the world food supply.   The World Food Prize emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people. By honoring those who have worked successfully toward this goal, The Prize calls attention to what has been done to improve global food security and to what can be accomplished in the future.

2020 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue

The 2020 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Breaking New Ground: Building Resilience Today for Improved Global Food Systems Tomorrow will be held virtually from October 12-16, 2020.

This annual event is described as the "premier conference in the world on global agriculture" features the expertise and diverse perspectives of governmental leaders, policymakers, farmers, CEOs and executives from agribusiness; leaders of non-governmental organizations; and scientific, academic and development experts from around the world.

Application Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans to hold the 2020 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in a virtual format, there will be no CAES World Food Prize Travel Awards in 2020.

However, please plan to submit your application for 2021 by emailing the following materials to by Sunday, September 13, 2021.

  • Maximum two-page resume
  • Provide contact information for two references (CAES faculty members preferred)
  • Maximum two-page letter describing your interest in global food security and how you anticipate that your attendance of the 2021 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue will positively impact your personal, academic, and career goals

Please contact with any questions.