In 2018 this award will be available to young scientists from Least Developed Countries as listed by the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations, and will pay for round-trip coach/economy class airfare, Congress registration fee and four nights at a hotel in Munich
An IFSCC membership is not necessary.
A young scientist can apply for the award to attend the IFSCC Congress 2018 in October 2017 in Munich, Germany by submitting an abstract by Feb. 28. (Send a CV and a copy of the submitted abstract to the Swiss Society of Cosmetic Chemists SCC at firstname.lastname@example.org with “2018 Travel Grant submission” as the subject line.)
The aim is that the winner of the travel grant will present his or her work as either a poster or a paper at the Munich Congress. Therefore, the winner of the travel grant will be chosen from those applicants who had a paper accepted by the Munich Congress Science Committee.
The final decision on the award winner will be made by the board of the Swiss SCC together with Voegeli.
“Some of our recent research has been performed in Africa and our African colleagues significantly contributed 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 of the 2016 IFSCC’s Applied Research Award for travel grants to enable young talented scientists to attend and contribute at IFSCC events,” Voegeli said. “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.”
The first travel grant winner was Adama Sangaré. Sangaré travelled to the 2017 IFSCC Conference in Seoul.