Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Essay Prize
First awarded in 1988, this prize is awarded during an odd-numbered year to enable a young cosmetic scientist to attend an IFSCC Congress. The 2023 prize will be an invitation to attend the 2023 IFSCC Congress in Barcelona, Spain, with the cost of travel, accommodation and registration fees up to, but not exceeding, 5000 Swiss Francs, being reimbursed by the IFSCC. Any member of a member society of the IFSCC may apply, if they are no more than 35 years of age when they submit their essay (note: this means the Author can be 35 years, 364 days old when they submit their essay).
Applicants should submit an essay of between 500 and 3,000 words on one of four topics chosen below. The winner is determined by Committee, which receives blinded copies of all submitted essays.
Here are the topics for the 2023 prize:
- How can the beauty industry provide correct information to consumers? (eliminating fake news, avoiding misleading claims, communicating clearly, etc.)
- What are the consumer’s interests regarding clean and natural?
- What is the best balance of marketing and innovation in the cosmetic industry?
- What is the relationship between art and science in beauty?
The applicant enters the competition by emailing a copy of the essay (in english only) and the entry form by Thursday 1 June 2023 to email@example.com (subject line: MGdN 2023 submission)– cc’ing the office of the Member Society to which the applicant belongs.
Topics for the next Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Essay Prize will be announced soon.
Applicants must be members of good standing in their Society, which in turn must be current in its Federation subscription.
Note that the Award winner must attend the Congress and accept the Prize in person.
Dr Marta Gonçalves from of the Department of Advanced Materials Science & Engineering at Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University has been selected as the winner of the IFSCC 2023 Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Essay Prize. Dr Gonçalves completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Porto and her master’s degree at the University of Lisbon in Portugal before moving to Korea’s Sungkyunkwan’s Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (SAINT) to complete her doctoral studies.
The winner of the 2021 IFSCC Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Essay Prize is Jin Hui Zuo of China (Shanghai Pechoin Daily Chemical Co Ltd). He was presented with his award virtually at the 2021 IFSCC virtual Cancun Conference in 2021. A formal award presentation will be done at the 2022 IFSCC Congress in London.
The winner of the 2019 IFSCC Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Essay Prize was Yan Liu of China (Shanghai Pechoin Daily Chemical Co Ltd). He was presented with his award at the 2019 IFSCC Conference in Milan.
Here are the most recent winning essays:
Complete list of Winners:
2023: Dr Marta Gonçalves
2021: Jin Hui Zuo, China
2019: Yan Liu, China
2017: Franziska Wandrey, Switzerland
2015: Chaikriangkrai Amata, Japan
2013: Mauricio Guzman Alsonso, Colombia
2011: Pinky Purohit, USA
2009: Adrien Cousy, Australia
2008: not awarded
2007: Muchaneta Mutasa, South Africa
2006: Megan Jones, South Africa
2005: Paola Perugini, Italy
2004: John Jiménez, Colombia
2003: Jong-Won Shim, Korea
2002: Kerryn Greive, Australia
2001: Rosina Pelosi, Australia
2000: Katherine Brasier, Australia
1999: Martin Krause, Germany
1998: Karen Rogers, USA
1997: Andrea Weber, Germany
1996: Matthias Vey, Germany
1995: Annette Bonfert, Germany
1994: Jeanetta du Plessis, South Africa
1993: Michael Adeney, Australia
1992: not awarded
1991: Lan Hester, USA
1990: Antonio Tsi, Spain
1989: Birgit Hofmann, Germany
1988: Janet Castandea, USA
1987: Brian Parker, Ireland