THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced the 10 grant recipients for its 13th Shiseido Female Researcher Science Grant.
THE DETAILS The recipients include Momoko Ikeuchi, Ph.D., Faculty of Science, Niigata University, Mari Yuasa, Ph.D. Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and Yuki Izawa-Ishizawa, M.D., Ph.D. AWA Support Center, Tokushima University, who were selected from a total of 134 applicants.
According to a press release, “This research grant provides various unique advantages covering a wide range of research fields not limited to cosmetics-related fields, sets no age limit for application, and allows funds to be used for supportive activities in the particular life stages of recipients (such as childbirth and childcare) in order to continue pursuing their research.”
Shiseido will this year host the gatherings online, with the first one set to take place on 10th July.
The company said, “This year, we will begin hosting an online gathering for female researchers. Through the internet, researchers can freely participate from remote locations to create flexible and diverse research networks and better familiarize with role models. We will share issues faced by many female researchers and support activities for resolution.”
THE WHY? Shiseido’s Female Researcher Science Grant has been running since 2007, with the aim of ‘supporting female researchers who are motivated to take a leadership position and anticipated to contribute to the development of science and technology.’
The evolution to an online meeting space highlights the ongoing change of the beauty sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevalence being placed on digital interactions.