DuPont NutriScholars Awards 2018

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Last updated on: 27-Sep-2018
EligibilityUG, PG and PhD students of food science, technology, etc.
AwardINR 50,000

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About the Program

DuPont NutriScholars Awards 2018 invites applications from undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. students of food science, technology and relevant interdisciplinary fields. The award aims to provide a platform for collaboration between students, industry and the academia.


  • DuPont NutriScholars Awards 2018 DeadlineClosed
    • Applicants who are undergraduates, postgraduates and Ph.D. students can apply for this award.
    • Professors or research scientists can apply as mentors.
    • Applicants must apply as a team which can be formed of one to five members studying in the same institution and a professor/research scientist can act as the team's mentor.
    • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college/University for the academic year 2018-2019.


    • The winning teams in all the categories of the award will receive INR 50,000.
    • The Phase-2 winning teams will get up to INR 50,000 as a reward.
    • The teams shortlisted in Phase-1 will get up to INR 5000 as an experimental fund.
    • The members of the winning teams will also get the chance to work as an intern with DuPont Nutrition & Health for a period of up to four weeks with food application center.
    • All the members of the winning team will receive the opportunity to interview for the four-week internship and two interns will be selected for the internship for the year 2019.
    •  The internship will be provided in the DuPont food application center in Gurugram.
    • Each member of the final teams will get a certificate and one representative of each winning team nominated by the team leader will get the opportunity to attend the DuPont NutriScholars Awards ceremony.


    • Proposal reports in .doc or .docx format (at least 4 pages, not including cover page, reference and other attachments) and 11pt Arial font and single-spacing format and all text and figures must be on A4 paper (21cm × 29.7 cm) size
    • Signature of the mentor in .JPEG, .JPG or .PNG format
    • Image to showcase the technical feasibility of the proposal in .JPEG, .JPG or .PNG format (max. 4 for each criterion)
    • Pictures of the proposed product
    • Pictures of the infrastructure available for the experimentation (key equipment, laboratory)


    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply online for the award by following the mentioned steps:

    Step 1: Click here to apply for the award.
    Step 2: Now click on 'Start' to start the application process.
    Step 3: Read the questions displayed on the screen carefully and answer them accordingly.
    Step 4: Enter product details, team members' details, mentor's detail and proposal report.
    Step 5: Upload all the required documents.
    Step 6: Submit the application.


Important Dates

Application deadline: 28 September 2018
Announcement of finalist teams for DuPont NutriScholars Awards: 8 October 2018
Financial and technical support to finalist teams: October 2018 to November 2018
Application deadline for final project report: 12 November 2018
Deadline for submission of products for Phase 2 evaluation: 16 November 2018
Final Adjudication: DuPont NutriScholars Awards: 22 November 2018
Announcement of DuPont NutriScholars Award winners for Season 2: 26 November 2018
DNA Season 2 Awards ceremony: December 2018


Selection Criteria
  • During Phase-1 selection process, the proposal submitted with the application will be evaluated by a selection panel according to the scoring criteria by the expert panelists.
  • Each of the submitted proposal will be reviewed and scored in the preliminary round and at least ten finalists under each award category will be selected.
  • Each finalist team must develop product-based on their proposal and submit complete report and product for sensory evaluation by the selection panel during the grand finale.
  • Evaluation panel consisting of food industry experts and eminent professors specially invited by DuPont Nutrition & Health, will evaluate and select winners of different awards along with DuPont representatives.

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Important documents
Terms and Conditions
  • There are five award categories in which applicants can apply:
    • The vegetarian cake treat
    • Innovation in muffins and cupcakes
    • Healthy breads
    • Gluten-free and healthy cookies
    • ‘Out-of-the-box’ bakery innovation
  • Each team can take part in only one of the five award categories. 
  • Each team needs to appoint a team leader as the main contact. The team leader once selected cannot be changed at later stages.
  • Each team needs to have a  faculty advisor so that he/she could testify to confirm compliance with the program regulations and verify status of the students.
  • It is mandatory to use at least one or more products from DuPontTM Danisco® ingredient portfolio in the final product.
  • The cover of the proposal must consist of the product and team information (product name, team member’s names and institute name).

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