Last Chance: 2022 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant Open for Applications

The chosen winner of the 2022 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant will present their work at this year's IFSCC Congress in London.
The chosen winner of the 2022 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant will present their work at this year's IFSCC Congress in London.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2022 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant, open to students or young scientists (under 35 years old) from the least developed countries as listed by the United Nations’ Committee for Development Policy.

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The chosen winner will present their work at the 2022 IFSCC Congress in London. The travel grant covers round-trip coach/economy class travel to London, Congress registration fees and four nights at a hotel.

To apply, interested applicants must submit an abstract to the IFSCC London Congress website (ifscc2022.com) and send a CV, copy of passport and a copy of the submitted abstract to the Swiss Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) at rvtgrant@swissscc.ch. The subject line for the submission must read “2022 Travel Grant submission.” The application deadline is January 31, 2022. The winner will be chosen by the Swiss SCC and Rainer Voegeli, senior scientist at DSM Nutritional Products.

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

Géraud Azehoun-Pazou, 2021 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant winner, from Benin’s Université Nationale des Sciences, Technologies, Ingénierie et Mathématiques (UNSTIM).Géraud Azehoun-Pazou, 2021 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant winner, from Benin’s Université Nationale des Sciences, Technologies, Ingénierie et Mathématiques (UNSTIM).

The 2021 Rainer Voegeli Travel Grant winner was Géraud Azehoun-Pazou from Benin’s Université Nationale des Sciences, Technologies, Ingénierie et Mathématiques (UNSTIM). Géraud’s project, "Automatic Detection of Skin Phototypes Based on Features Extraction from Face Images and Neural Networks," was presented at the 2021 Conference in Cancun but because the event was virtual, he will be invited to the IFSCC 2022 Congress in London, with the grant covering his registration, travel and accommodation.

Géraud said, “The possibility of winning the award encouraged me to apply. For IFSCC 2022, I hope to have the opportunity to present a new research topic I’m working on, which is related to the prediction of depigmentation impact on skin structure. I hope to obtain support from the cosmetics industry regarding data collection.”

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