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The winner of the IFSCC 2016 Congress’ Applied Research Award Winner, Rainer Voegeli of DSM, is donating the full amount of his award (CHF 7500) for travel grants for students or young scientists (<35 years old) to attend future IFSCC Conference and Congresses.

In 2017 this award will be available to Members of SCOAC (Société Centre et Ouest Africaine de Cosmétologie), a new IFSCC Member Society in Zone 1 (Europe and Africa).

How can a SCOAC Member apply for the award to attend the IFSCC Conference 2017 taking place in October 2017 in Seoul, South Korea?

  1. Submit an abstract to the IFSCC Seoul Conference by February 28, 2017.
  2. Send a CV and a copy of the submitted abstract to the SWISS SCC (Swiss Society of Cosmetic Chemists) at The subject line should read ‘2017 Travel Grant submission’

The aim is that the winner of the travel grant will present their work as either a poster or a paper at the Seoul Conference. Therefore, the winner of the travel grant will be chosen from those applicants who had a paper accepted by the Seoul Conference Science Committee.

The final decision of award winner will be made by the board of the SWISS SCC together with Rainer Voegeli.

The award will pay for round-trip coach-class airfare, Conference Registration Fee and 3 nights at a hotel in Seoul.

Rainer Voegeli’s motivation

“Some of our recent research has been performed in Africa and our African colleagues contributed significantly to the winning of the 2016 IFSCC’s Applied Research Award. Thankfully, I not only could locally monitor these studies but I was also able to learn a lot about skin of different ethnicities in the region and the circumstances under which the research is conducted there. Thus our aim is to use the prize money from the 2016 IFSCC’s Applied Research Award for travel grants to enable young talented African scientists to attend and contribute at IFSCC events. We think this will increase the diversity of the audience on the IFSCC events and in the long term the one of the IFSCC itself.”

News Date: 13/02/2017 08:00


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