About the GOLD Program

The DuPont GOLD (Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity) program is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral scientists from underrepresented groups (African American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) interested in career opportunities in industrial research at DuPont. The GOLD program supports DuPont’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by:

  • Exposing doctoral and post-doctoral scientists to science & innovation at DuPont
  • Expanding DuPont’s recruiting efforts to strengthen workforce diversity
  • Supporting the pipeline of graduate students from underrepresented groups through mentoring and professional development  

“Innovation thrives in an environment rich from a foundation of diverse perspectives and nurtured through a culture of equity and inclusion.  I’m working to accelerate our commitments and to focus on the people and teams behind our innovations.”

Alexa Dembek SVP, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer


Videos from DuPont GOLD Participants


2024 GOLD Seminar Competition


Questions: contact us at GOLD@dupont.com

Learn more: https://www.dupont.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion/about-the-gold-program.html

How to Apply

  1. Fill the form in this link (https://forms.office.com/r/658L9n6xBr)
  2. Send your Resume (2 pages max), Research Summary (2 pages max), and Personal Statement (Topic: Tell us if there is anything special in your background that makes you a good fit for the GOLD Competition) to GOLD@dupont.com

The submission Deadline is May 15th.


Our new DuPont innovators share insights on GOLD

Saikat Banerjee, PhD

PhD – GOLD 2021

“It was an amazing experience to be a part of the 2021 GOLD seminar competition and learn from DuPont leaders and fellow participants.” 

Chideraa I. Nwachukwu, PhD

PhD Chem. Eng. - GOLD 2020

“Participating in the GOLD program expanded my network and exposed me to different career opportunities, but the personal connection with DuPont mentors made it easier to choose DuPont.” 

Stephen Boakye-Ansah, PhD

PhD Chem. Eng.– GOLD 2020

“Joining DuPont through the GOLD program granted me a firsthand experience on how to translate bench-top research to real-world applications to benefit humanity.”  

Christine B. Hatter, PhD

PhD Mat. Sci. and Eng.- GOLD 2019

“The GOLD mentorship established with DuPont added a personal touch, broadened my professional network and introduced me to great people in the field.”

Gaurav Kumar, PhD

PhD-GOLD 2020

“The GOLD program broadened my horizon and made me realize that DuPont is not just about making polymers.”