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Knowledge Award

The Knowledge Award is an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired during your studies to a real-world situation. Not to mention the chance to show DuPont and the rest of the food industry how good you really are.

Who can participate?

Entrants must be a junior, senior or graduate student at a US 4-year accredited college with a declared major in food science or related major. Team entries are accepted (see Participant profile for more details).

Why has DuPont instituted this award?

Our vision for the Knowledge Award is:

  • To support innovation in academic institutions
  • To develop stronger links between universities and DuPont
  • To encourage innovative approaches to food science challenges

When will the contest launch?

The contest is held once a year. The 2016 contest officially launches on 1 November 2015.

  • Entry forms need to be turned in by February 12, 2016.
  • Report deadline to DuPont on or before – April 19, 2016 and Product Samples are due to DuPont on or before deadline – April 21, 2016 and should last until April 28, 2016.
  • Winners will be notified by June 30, 2016.  


If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

See the winners of the previous Knowledge Awards.

Where can I get my ingredients?

You can order ingredients as free samples. Go to contact page for contact information.

To research DuPont™ Danisco® ingredients go to the products section. You may also access Partnerweb for more info. Go to contact page to request password.