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Bursary IFSCC Conferences and Congresses

The fund has been set up to assist SCS members who are students, consultants, from small companies, or from academia, who have had abstracts accepted for a platform or poster presentation at an IFSCC Congress or Conference. The Society of Cosmetic Scientists may provide financial assistance to help individuals attend the event.

Abstracts need to be submitted via the IFSCC Conference/Congress website and Bursary applications are made once an abstract has been submitted. There is no need to wait for acceptance of the abstract before applying but the Bursary will only be considered once acceptance has been confirmed.

The Bursary Fund Committee will decide who will receive funding to attend the Congress/Conference and their decision will be final. The author receiving funding must be the first author, a UK or ROI national, and the person who will make the presentation or attend the poster day. The Bursary Fund is limited to a maximum of three awards to the same author within a 7 year period.


18-21 September 2018
INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort, Munich, Germany 

The deadline for abstracts submission via the IFSCC 2018 Congress website is 28 February 2018.

The theme for 2018 is Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle.
A total of 8 scientific sessions will cover:

  • Modern Lifestyle
  • Shielding the Skin
  • Ethnics – Cosmetics around the World
  • Skin Biology
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Delivery Systems – How deep is your Effect?
  • Hair
  • Decorative Cosmetics

Deadline for IFSCC Congress abstracts – 28 February 2018 

Deadline for SCS Bursary entries – 30 March 2018

Entry form 2018

Please attach your abstract/paper to the entry form



The theme for the 2017 IFSCC Conference in Seoul, Korea was Cosmetic Science: Beauty, Convergence & Creativity.

picture of Milica Stevic in SeoulCongratulations to Dr Milica Stevic (Post-doctoral Fellow in Cosmetic Science, University of the Arts, London) whose poster Fabrication of personalised lipstick applicator using 3D printing technology won her the 2017 SCS Bursary and helped fund her trip to Seoul.

Milica is pictured centre with SCS President Jackie Searle & Judi Beerling at the Seoul Conference





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