DSM Brighter Living Scholarship - Nutrition

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As a longstanding partner of One Young World, DSM is proud to offer the DSM Brighter Living Scholarship - Nutrition for the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich.


DSM supports SDG 2; ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This scholarship supports DSM's strategy to increase the availability of high-quality affordable and aspirational nutritious foods in low and middle-income countries, and is further related to tackling development issues and achieving sustainable agri- food systems. The food security and livelihoods crisis has been amplified by COVID-19 health risk, is a major helath concern and reason for further spurring investment in Nutrition. Immune health has never been more topical as now during the COVID-19 response period. Strong evidence shows that good nutrition is fundamental for a healthy immune system. 

In line with the expansion objectives of DSM to support more countries, this scholarship seeks to support two young leaders (aged 18 – 30) from Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Ethiopia who are delivering nutritional solutions for their communities. Specifically, the scholarship seeks entrepreneurs who are improving the agri-food  value chain in one of the following ways:

  • Shaping opinions: raising awareness of the importance of a balanced and nutritional diet.
  • Building brands: developing responsible and nutritious brands which are attractive and affordable for the communities who need them most (especially those with low income, at base of pyramid (BoP).
  • Producing locally: sustainably producing local produce or nutritional products to serve local communities.
  • Improving small holder farmers value chain: developing/implementing programs to eliminate post-harvest losses for small holder farmers and improve quality of their produce (especially elimination of aflatoxin in maize)

Scholars will receive

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 21 and 25 (inclusive) July, 2021
  • The cost of travel to and from Munich (flights in economy)
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue
  • Participation in DSM’s internal on-boarding workshops pre-One Young World workshops (with DSM delegation)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive this scholarship you must be:

  • Aged 18 - 30 by the date of the One Young World Summit 2021.
  • A national of Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Rwanda or Ethiopia.
  • Have 3 - 5 years experience work in a business and ideally running your own business.

Assessment Criteria

One Young World will assess candidates based on their:

  • Evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership
  • Understanding of key local and/or global issues.
  • Track record of generating impactful and innovative.
  • One Young World will actively seek and prioritize applicants with an evidenced commitment to addressing malnutrition in a local or national context. In particular, the scholarship seeks candidates who achieve this through
    • Shaping opinions and advocating for good nutrition.
    • Developing nutritional brands.
    • Locally producing products or produce for local communities.
    • Improving small holder farmers’ value chain.
  • Looking for: curious and ambitious scholars thinking big on how to impact the agri-food systems in their home markets to provide nutritious foods. 

Applications closed