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How to apply for the 2021 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant



We’re inviting applications for the 2021 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant, open to students or young scientists (< 35 years old) from Least Developed Countries as listed by the United Nations’ Committee for Development Policy. Membership of an IFSCC Member Society is not a requirement.

The winner of the travel grant will present their work as either a paper or poster at the 2021 IFSCC Cancun Conference so will therefore be chosen from applicants who have had a paper accepted by the Cancun Conference Science Committee. The award will cover round-trip coach/economy class airfare, Conference registration fee and three nights at a hotel in Cancun.

You may not be eligible yourself but perhaps you know or know of others who would qualify so please forward this information to them.

How can a student or young scientist apply for the 2021 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant?
• Be a national of, and live in, a country on the Least Developed Countries list of the CDP of the UN
• Submit an abstract to the IFSCC Cancun Conference by 28 February 2021 at
• Send a CV, a copy of their passport (or other national ID document) and a copy of the submitted abstract to the SWISS SCC (Swiss Society of Cosmetic Chemists) at The subject line should read ‘2021 Travel Grant submission’

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

Previous winners:

2019 Fandresena Arilala Sendrasoa (Madagascar)
“This award is for the whole Malagasy team of Dermatology to be proud of.”
Papers (two posters): Excellent response of alopecia totalis to hydroxychloroquine: report of two pediatric cases and Quality of life assessment in patients with alopecia areata in Antananarivo, Madagascar

2017 Adama Sangaré (Senegal)
“It gives me the opportunity to meet scientists from all over the world having the same passion as me. This is the perfect occasion to exchange our visions of cosmetic science.”
Paper Xylopia aethiopica, a unique representative of the African cosmetopeae

2018 Mandeep Dutta Joshi (Nepal)
“A golden opportunity to learn about innovative new research and findings from the IFSCC that will be useful in our professional careers.”
Paper Impact of Decorative cosmetics: How the community patient responses to Quality of life in developing country

  • The Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant was introduced in 2017, funded initially with prize money won by Dr Voegeli at the IFSCC 2016 Congress. Dr Voegeli’s prize money covered the 2017 and 2018 awards and his employer, DSM Nutritional Products is continuing funding of this grant into the future. The grant is jointly administered by the Swiss and Spanish Member Societies of the IFSCC.