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DSM Brighter Living Scholarship - Resources & Circularity 2021

About the Scholarship

As a longstanding partner of Global Young Leaders, DSM is proud to support DSM Brighter Living Scholarship - Resources & Circularity. Our purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. We connect our unique competencies in Life Sciences and Material Sciences to create solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.The scholarship will offer two scholarships to young leaders around the world, who are working to further the transition from a linear to a circular and/or bio-based economy.The scholarship focuses on DSM’s purpose-driven domain, Resources & Circularity. DSM’s ambition is to safeguard the future availability of natural resources, and to unlock more value from the limited resources that are available. In order to reach this two-fold goal, DSM focuses on five circularity drivers to design and manufacture its solutions:

Reduce the use of critical resources
Replace scarce, hazardous and potentially harmful resources with renewable and safer alternatives
Extend the lifetime of products
Design for recyclability
Recover waste streams

Scholars will receive

Access to the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich
Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 10 and 15 (inclusive) October, 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-Global Young Leaders workshops (with DSM delegation)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive this scholarship you must be:
Aged 18 – 30*.
Nationals any country may apply for this scholarship.
3-5 years experience in a business, and preferably running their own business.

Assessment Criteria

Global Young Leaders 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 solutions
Global Young Leaders will actively seek and prioritize applicants making a positive impact on accelerating the transition towards a circular and/or bio-based economy in one (or more) of the following ways:
Materials innovation & design: redesigning, or designing new materials by addressing any one (or more) of DSM’s five circularity drivers as outlined above - Reduce, Replace, Extend, Design, Recove
Entrepreneurship: contributing to circularity by implementing new business models in the following markets: Buildings (including interior) & construction, Textiles, Heavy Marine & Fishing industry, Electronics, Automotive, Food packaging, 3D printing.
Advocacy and shaping opinions: raising awareness and having a leading voice in the transition towards a circular & bio-based economy
Clean up initiatives: driving clean up initiatives on waste, by not only cleaning up but also by viewing waste as a resource
Digitalization: using new technologies to support radical transparency, and to keep materials at their highest utility and value

Application Timeline

Submit an online application via the link below before May 2021.
A shortlist of candidates will be contacted in June 2021.

.*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The Global Young Leaders team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

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