Paralympic Scientific Award 2023

The 2023 Paralympic Scientific Award will recognise the work of one academic researcher for their contribution to research in the field of sports for persons with a disability. This award will not only acknowledge and reward the work of researchers in this field but will also serve to promote and encourage further study and enhance the quality of work in this area.

The Paralympic Scientific Award will be presented during the 2023 VISTA Conference taking place in Egypt the 31 October until the 03 November 2023.

The Award winner will also deliver a keynote address at the VISTA Conference.

To be eligible for this award, candidates must have contributed through significant scientific publications related to the scientific study of sport for persons with a disability in any discipline, have received national and/or international recognition for their work, and place an emphasis on the practical application of research with direct or indirect benefit to the Paralympic Movement.  Further  details  can  be  found  in  the  IPC  Award  Regulations,  (IPC handbook).

The IPC is calling for nominations for this award. Please complete the online nomination form in English, and also send along a brief resume to by no later than the 30 July 202312:00 GMT.

Nominations may be submitted by IPC Members, members of the IPC Governing Board, Athletes’ Council as well nominations from outside the IPC membership including the wider academic/scientific community.