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Invitation for Applications for IADVL-L'Oreal Research Grant 2018

17 July 2017

IADVL Life Members from all states of India are invited to submit research proposals for the IADVL L’Oreal Indian Hair & Skin Research Grant 2018 in the following fields of clinical research and basic research of skin & hair and on physiology of Indian normal skin and hair:

  • Skin immunology
  • Skin photobiology, Skin and pollution, Skin and environment
  • Wound healing
  • Skin colour, skin pigmentation
  • Skin barrier function, Stratum corneum
  • Skin neurophysiology/itch sensitive skin/heat sensation
  • Skin aging
  • Skin tissue engineering
  • Sebaceous physiology and oily skin epidemiology
  • Biology of hair growth
  • Hair pigmentation
  • Hair loss
  • Hair characterization
  • Quality of life and well being
  • Epidemiology of skin and hair physiologic symptoms

These projects may be based on laboratory studies, clinical research, epidemiology research or quality of life studies. Kindly note the following:

  • The total amount of the Grant is Rs. 24 lakhs.
  • The projects will have to be completed within one year.
  • The grant cannot be used for thesis topics, to buy instruments or equipment, for projects longer than a year or funded by another grant
  • Investigators or co-investigators with two or more uncompleted IADVL funded research projects (as on 30th October 2017) or those who have not submitted a report or article for publication within a year of the completion of their project will not be eligible.
  • For a multicentric project, the Principal Investigator will be responsible for its satisfactory completion. While co-investigators can be of an allied specialty, a declaration or no objection letter from the head of their department should be submitted
  • Blinded applications will be evaluated by a jury consisting of IADVL and L’Oréal scientists and the grants will be announced at DERMACON 2018.
  • The selected applicants will have to submit proof of Ethics Committee approval and registration with the Clinical Trials Registry (for drug trials and interventional studies) within 6 months.
  • Disbursal of the grant will be in parts, as decided by the jury. Projects will have to be submitted for presentation in DERMACON and for publication within a year of completion.

The IJDVL carries a guest editorial ( 6323;year=2015;volume=81;issue=2;spage=115;epage=123;aulast=Panda) on the subject of preparing a research proposal that may be consulted when preparing the proposal.

While the application form is attached only for information, applications will only be accepted online at from 7th August to 31st August, 2017.

Any queries can be directed to with a copy to


Dr Resham Vasani / Dr Yasmeen J Bhat
IADVL Research Coordinators

Dr. Ameet Valia

Dr. K. A. Seetharam

Dr. Deepika Pandhi
Convener Designate IADVL Academy & Chairperson Designate

Dr. Yogesh Marfatia
President IADVL

Dr. Shyamanta Barua
Hon. Secretary General IADVL

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