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Member Services for Universities & IRF Fellows

Access to Global Best Practices

As the premier global advocate for the road sector, IRF offers superior networking services. Joining an IRF Committee or attending an IRF event is your pathway to contacts with committed road professionals from 117 countries.

Support the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

IRF University Members may submit one graduate student application annually for an IRF Executive Fellowship grant.

Submit Technical Papers for Regional Congresses

Submit and present your findings in front of the right audience. The IRF also publishes exceptional papers in its quarterly technical journal the IRF Examiner.

Awards Program

Gain international visibility for your successful projects by applying for the annual IRF Global Road Achievement Awards.

Student Essay Contest

An annual contest held to recognize promising road research, this competition is open to all students attending an IRF Member university in good standing, as well as IRF Fellows currently enrolled as full time students. At the judges’ discretion, a maximum of three winning essays will receive a US $500 cash award.

Discounted Rates

IRF Members receive up to 20% off event sponsorship packages, exhibition space and delegate registration for all IRF Congresses, Training and Workshops.

IRF Membership: University / Research Center Fee Schedule


Universities, Colleges and Research Institutes: $975

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