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Win a trip to the 2022 Congress with the Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant



Applications are now invited for the 2022 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.

The winner of the travel grant will present their work as a paper or poster at the 2022 IFSCC Congress in London, so will be chosen from applicants who have had an abstract accepted by the London Congress Scientific Committee. The award will cover round-trip coach/economy class travel to London, Congress registration fees and four nights at a hotel.

Membership of an IFSCC Member Society is not a requirement.

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 2022 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 London Congress by 28 February 2022 at
  • Send a CV, a copy of your 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 ‘2022 Travel Grant submission’.

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

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

* Applicants must be less than 35 years old on the day they apply for this award.

Previous winners

  • 2017 – Adama Sangaré (Senegal)
    Paper Xylopia aethiopica, a unique representative of the African cosmetopeae
  • 2018 – Mandeep Dutta Joshi (Nepal)
    Paper Impact of decorative cosmetics: How the community patient responses to quality of life in developing country
  • 2019 – Fandresena Arilala Sendrasoa (Madagascar)
    Paper Excellent response of alopecia totalis to hydroxychloroquine: report of two paediatric cases and quality of life assessment in patients with alopecia areata in Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • 2021 – Géraud Azehoun Pazou (Benin)
    Paper Automatic detection of skin phototypes based on features extraction from face images and neural networks
  • 2022 – ???