Deadline: February 3, 2022

L’Oréal has long been committed to a better understanding of the characteristics of skin and hair in Africa. In line with this vision, L’Oréal Medical Directorate created the L’Oréal African Hair and Skin Research Grant in 2013. It is aimed at clinical, basic, and molecular researchers studying hair and skin physiology. The grant is open to certified dermatologists, epidemiologists, and scientists in Africa.

The grant winner will also gain visibility and a network of scientists to tailor and guide their research thus opening the door for future opportunities. In addition, all applicants will receive personalized feedback on submitted research proposals from the selected panel of African and international experts of African hair and skin.


This year, another successful investigator, chosen by a panel of African and international scientific jury, will be awarded the grand prize up to 20,000.00€ for a one-year project.


French and English applications are accepted. For a list of possible topics to motivate your application, please see the topics of past winners or contact Damilola FAJUYIGBE at

You can submit your completed typed application on the membership platform by 4th February 2022 23h59.

To apply, please visit here to sign up for the membership platform or login here to submit your application form.


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