IFSCC Opens Submissions for De Navarre Award

The International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) has opened competition for the Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Prize. This prize is granted each year to enable a young cosmetic scientist to attend either a congress or conference of the federation.

The 2009 winner will be invited to attend the 2009 IFSCC Conference in Melbourne, Australia in October 2009 with the cost of travel, accommodation and registration fees up to, but not exceeding 6000 Swiss Francs, being paid by the IFSCC. Any member of the member society of the IFSCC, normally under 35 years of age, may apply.

Applicants should submit an essay of no less than 500 words on one of the following topics:

1. Cosmetics from outside and cosmetics from inside: Opening new horizons on cosmetic science

2. Sun and skin, not always good friends. How cosmetics improve their relationship

3. Sustainability and social responsibility. How can the cosmetic industry ensure a better future?

4. Cosmetic: Science of sciences

The applicant can enter the competition by sending a copy of the essay electronically to the IFSCC secretariat at ifscc.scs@btconnect.com with the information requested on the entry form by June 1, 2009. Copies of the entry form are available from local societies. The essay must be submitted in English accompanied by the details requested on the official entry form. A copy of the essay must also be sent to the office of the member society to which the applicant belongs.

Applicants must be members of good standing in their society, which must be current in its federation subscription. Applicants must submit proof that they are actively employed in a technical capacity in the cosmetic industry or related academia and that they meet the relevant requirements.

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