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Young Scientists & Professionals Awards

Young Scientists and Professionals Awards

The 15th International Congress of International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA15) will offer prizes for the best and highly qualified presentations by young scientists.

The timescales for entering this competition are as follows:

All nominations for the award must be received by the congress organisers no later than 31 October 2019 (Extended) to <info@irpa2020.org>. Nominations must come from the Associate Society, and only one entry per Associate Society is allowed.

The nominated candidate must submit an abstract also no later than 31 October 2019 (Extended). This should be submitted through the congress online abstract submission system.

The nominated candidate must submit a full paper no later than 31 March 2020.

The nominated candidate must have registered for the Congress no later than 31 March 2020. Registration fee of $500 will apply.



If both the full paper and registration are not submitted by 31 March 2020, the candidate will automatically be withdrawn from the competition.

All registered candidates are guaranteed an oral presentation in the relevant scientific topic session. In the competition the candidates will be judged on the quality of the underpinning work, its value to radiation protection, the quality of the written paper and the quality of the oral presentation. To qualify for this competition young scientists and professionals are required to:

  • be under 35 years, be in the first ten years of their career in radiation protection or in exceptional cases if the candidate is older, be in the first five years of their career in radiation protection
  • be the main author of a paper
  • if the work has more than one author, obtain the written consent of the other authors for the main author to be the candidate for the award.


To be eligible for entry, the candidates must be selected and nominated by his/her relevant IRPA Associate Society. All Associate Societies are encouraged to nominate a candidate for this award. It is hoped that each society will be able to offer candidates some financial support to facilitate their attendance. In a small number of exceptional cases, bursary award support may be possible from the congress: letters of application should be submitted at the earliest stage.