Calling all students! It’s time to send in your application to the Best student paper competition at ICR 2023

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and your paper has been accepted to the 2023 IIR Congress, apply and you could win a cash prize of €500 and complimentary registration to Congress. Apply by June 15, 2023!

On the occasion of the 26th International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR 2023) on August 21-25, 2023, in Paris (France), the IIR is sponsoring a competition for the best student paper to be presented at this event.


Prizes awarded to the winners


For this competition dedicated to students active in the field of refrigeration, three winners may be selected, each receiving the following:

  1. Free student registration to the IIR Congress
  2. A prize of €500 (euros)
  3. A certificate from the IIR designating the student as the winner of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd award.


Who can apply?


I can apply if:

  • I am a Bachelor's or Master’s student, or I obtained my Master's degree less than a year ago (including PhD students in their first year after a Master's degree).
  • My paper, submitted to the IIR Congress 2023, has been accepted (even with minor or major amendments).
  • I hold the nationality of an IIR member country. View list of IIR member countries.
  • I send my application to my country delegate and the IIR head office before the deadline. View list of IIR Country Delegates.


How to apply?


To view the full details of the competition:


Download the competition procedure


  • Deadline for student applications (to Country Delegate and IIR): June 15, 2023
  • Deadline for IIR Country Delegates to submit one student candidate (to the IIR): June 30, 2023


The three winners will be announced at the end of July.



For more information on the 26th International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR 2023), visit