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DuPont NutriScholars Awards 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Sep-2017
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What is DuPont NutriScholars Awards 2017?

DuPont Nutrition & Health announces the first edition of its pan-India food science program titled ‘DuPont NutriScholars Awards’ (DNA). The program aims to reach out to food science and technology students across leading institutions to let them understand the idea of ethnic Indian foods and beverages.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Ph.D. students from Food Science and Technology across Indian Universities and Institutes are eligible to apply.

How can you apply ?

To apply Online:

Step 1: Go to official site 
Step 2: Fill in all the necessary details
Step 3: Attach all the required documents
Step 4: Submit the form

 

FAQs

  • CAN I FORM A TEAM WITH A FEW UNDERGRADUATES AND A Ph.D. SCHOLAR?
    The teams can consist of individuals from different education courses/levels. All members of a participating team need to be from the same institute/college and must include one professor as a mentor in their group.
  • HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION?
    1. Offline form – Download the word application form, fill details electronically, print and upload the duly signed and completed form as PDF or email it to info@dupontnutrischolars.com
    2. Online form – Complete all fields in the online application form and upload the mentor’s signature as a scanned image along with other supporting’s and submit.
  • CAN I POST/COURIER MY APPLICATION TO YOU?
    Please do not courier your application form. Use the online website platform to submit your application as well as to upload all associated contents. Physical applications received will not be entered into the contest. In case, we require any physical documentation, we will get in touch with you and request for it specifically.
  • WE ARE A TEAM OF FIVE. DOES EACH OF US GET INR 10,000 EXPERIMENTAL GRANT?
    No. The proposal Ph.D. of INR 10,000 is for the entire team. You have to use it judiciously to develop your concept into a prototype. The final prize is also for the team.
  • WHAT IF THE COST OF DEVELOPING THE PROTOTYPE IS MORE THAN THE EXPERIMENTAL GRANT?
    The experimental grant cannot be enhanced. It is a seed fund to encourage participants to begin working on their prototype.
  • I NEED ADDITIONAL TIME TO SUBMIT MY APPLICATION. CAN THE DEADLINE BE EXTENDED?
    Deadline for submission of food product design proposal is on or before September 15, 2017. We are sorry, the deadline cannot be extended. But we wish you all the best for your application in the next edition of DuPont NutriScholars Awards.
  • CAN THIS BE CONSIDERED AS PART OF OUR COURSE WORK PROJECT?
    This project is not part of any formal project work/lab experience program and neither DuPont Nutrition & Health nor F1rst can certify your work as such. You cannot claim any course credits either.
  • IF I HAVE A DOUBT/ENQUIRY REGARDING MY APPLICATION, HOW TO GET IT CLARIFIED?
    Please read the participant handbook manual carefully. If you still need clarification regarding the competition or program, contact us at info@dupontnutrischolars.com. For any technical or ingredient related queries, please send your detailed enquiries to Manivvannan.ambigapathy@dupont.com

Terms and Conditions

DUPONT NUTRISCHOLARS AWARDS - GENERAL RULES

Entries must include a paper concept based on local/ethnic Indian food product. The selection committee will be evaluating the product design proposal based on the innovativeness, the potential of the product to be successful commercially and technical skills in product development using one or more DuPontTM Danisco® food ingredient. Following are the general rules for the program:

  1. No extra or additional score will be awarded by the selection committee other than the criteria mentioned for the two phases of the program.
  2. The program will focus on food science and technology skills in product design and development, so no extra points will be awarded for packaging graphics or presentation.
  3. The proposal already submitted for any other competition or funded by external or government agency must not be used/entered in this competition.

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION AND SELECTION

  1. A team of 4-5 members from the same institute which can include under graduate, post graduate, Ph.D. students as well as a professors/research scientist as the mentor.
  2. Each team member must be enrolled as a student at the University for the academic year 2017-2018.
  3. Each group can participate in all 3 categories. Entries have to be submitted separately for each category of award. No duplication allowed.
  4. It is mandatory to use at least one or more products from DuPontTM Danisco® ingredient portfolio in the final product. Refer Annexure for the list of ingredients that can be used in the product design and development. For any additional information and selection of specific ingredient(s), please contact Mr. Manivvannan Ambigapathy (Sr. Application Specialist, DuPont Nutrition & Health) at Manivvannan.Ambigapathy@dupont.com.
  5. Each university may submit maximum of 3 entries for each category.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  1. First prize winning team in a category will be awarded INR 1,50,000
  2. Second prize winning team in a category will be awarded INR 1,00,000
  3. Third prize winning team in a category will be awarded INR 75,000
  • Best Innovation in Local Food: Popular Indian snacks or main course re-designed with the benefit of great taste and texture and a convenient format targeting consumers-on-the-go. Innovation in successfully industrializing an existing local recipe, being processed traditionally in the market. It can be the main course, snack or any other category. (e.g.: increase shelf life, better-eating experience etc.)
  • Most Nutritious Food Idea: A spectacular twist to the traditional delicacies in a better-for-you, a wholesome dish for the health lovers, significantly improving the nutritional profile of a popular traditional (ethnic) food item/product which is a local favorite. This can include reduction of fat, sugar, and salt in addition to improving the nutritional profile of the food idea overall.
  • Ultimate Health & Wellness Product: A compelling product, with the goodness of natural and intrinsic health benefits for the modern day natural health seekers.

Food products with Ayurvedic/medicinal values to improve health and wellness. Whole herbal preparations and crude extracts complying with FSSAI/AYUSH guidelines may be used.

Note: The final product when consumed, should have medicinal/Ayurvedic values coming from the use of these ayurvedic ingredients.

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