Academic Awards

Academic Awards nominations and application are now open for 2022 and will close on 15 March. 

Sponsored Research Program

This grant program is now open as of 7 January and will close 15 March 2022.

Academic Scholarships

The scholarships have closed for the 2021-22 academic year. They will open again in March 2022 for the 2022-23 academic year. 

   

Please contact AcademicPrograms@pmi.org for further questions.

Thank you.

We invite proposals from scholars both within and outside the field of project management, and/or its sub-fields, whose themes and perspectives have direct application to some aspect of the project management body of knowledge or its practice.

While this is an open call for research in the field of project management, special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following topics:

  • How organizations have adapted/changed with the emergence of ESG
  • Building decision-making, critical thinking, and confidence among individuals in their early career stage

Research proposals submitted for consideration must:

  • Address the extent to which the outcomes of the project are “practitioner-ready.” The research needs to demonstrate the direct contribution to practice, not simply a discussion of implications.
  • Have a theoretical framework that must be explicitly identified in the proposal.

Timeline:
7 January – 15 March  Call for Preliminary Proposals
May                               1st Round Notification
July                               2nd Round Due
October                        Final Decision
January                        Project Initiation

For more information contact the PMI Academic Research team at sponsoredresearch@pmi.org.

Eligibility Requirements

Principal Investigators: 

  • Academic researchers at accredited colleges/universities and non-profit research institutes. Independent consultants or consulting firms and other for-profit enterprises are not eligible.  No grants are made to individuals.
  • Consultants and practitioners may be members of the research team, but cannot be principal investigators unless they have an academic appointment at an eligible organization. Consultants and/or practitioners on the research team who do not hold a university appointment may be paid as independent contractors by the university receiving the grant.
  • Students may be members of the research team but cannot be principal investigators. Graduate students may wish to apply for the Thesis Research Grant- see more information on the Thesis Research Grant (PMI.org/Research). Students who receive a Thesis Research Grant are not eligible to participate in a PMI Sponsored Research project on the same topic.

Funding Guidelines
The award is a fixed-price grant of up to US$50,000. Payments are distributed in three installments.  An initial payment of US$30,000 is distributed upon the execution of the research agreement.  The second payment of US$15,000 is distributed upon the completion of the data collection. Final payment of US$5,000 is distributed upon delivery of the final report and other deliverables to PMI.

Submission:

  • The researcher cannot have more than one grant funded within a three-year period.
  • Investigators may submit any number of proposals for a first round review (3 page proposal). However, regardless of the number of 1st round proposals accepted, the principal investigator may only submit one proposal (10 page proposal) to the second round. This rule holds irrespective of the author's role on the project (i.e., principal investigator, co-investigator, researcher, consultant, etc.). A single principal investigator and/or an academic department within a university is eligible for only one grant in a funding cycle.
  • Applicants who are principal investigators in a current PMI Sponsored Research Grant are eligible for a new award only if the final deliverables have been received.
  • Grants are limited to study periods of no more than two years, with rare exceptions.
  • PMI will not fund the development of software simulations.
  • Historical research will not be considered.
  • The methodology must be properly matched to the research question. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches are given equal consideration provided that the selected methodology produces the data to achieve the project aims and that it is sufficiently elaborated in the proposal. Single and multiple case studies will also be given consideration for funding. Decisions for funding are solely based on the quality of the work, and awards are not restricted to a quota of the types of proposals submitted.

* PMI Academic Resources reserves the right to omit from consideration proposals from the institution in question based on the track record of its current and past investigators on previously funded PMI projects.

Proposal Body (limit to 3 pages) should be uploaded as a separate PDF file through the online submission system.  The entire application process is peer review. Please do not include any investigator names, institutions, or identifying content in the 3-page proposal; including file names, headers/footers. Proposals that divulge the names of the investigators or institutions will not be considered for peer review.

Sections of the proposal must include: 

  1. Statement of Research Question
  2. Specific Aims of the Project
  3. Anticipated and specific application(s) to the practice of project management
  4. Brief Literature Summary 
  5. Overview of the Research Design and General Methodological Approach
  6. Preliminary Analysis Plan
  7. Expected Deliverables
  8. Schedule of Activities
  9. Timeframe and estimated Completion Date (Timeframe for proposed research should be no more than two years.)

Please note:
·  A detailed project budget is not required at this stage in the review process.
·  The total funding requested may not include indirect costs or overhead. These costs may not be charged to a grant from the PMI Sponsored Research Program.

Proposal Body Formatting Guidelines

  • Include project title as a header on each page of the proposal.
  • Number pages consecutively in the lower right corner.
  • Bold and underline all major sections of the proposal (See Proposal Body above).
  • Single-space, with one-inch margins on all sides of the page. 
  • Use no smaller than Times New Roman 11 pt. typeface.
  • Use the system of grammar, usage, and documentation outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Seventh Edition). 
  • Do not exceed three (3) single-spaced pages (not including references)

Review Process 

The PMI Sponsored Research Program uses a two-stage review process. In the first stage, applicants submit a three-page preliminary proposal which is subject to double-blind review. Preliminary proposals are reviewed by a peer review committee. Proposals focused on theory-building are reviewed by a committee of faculty/academic researchers; translational research proposals are reviewed by a committee consisting of both academics and practitioners. 

Those advancing to the second round will be invited to submit a ten-page proposal, and the project team’s qualifications are assessed. Second round proposals are reviewed and scored by the PMI Academic Insight Team with the Manager of PMI Academic Programs, based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the research question(s) and its significance to the field of project management; research must address a recognized and justified managerial problem
  • Proper theoretical grounding of the research question
  • Adequacy of literature review
  • The methodological approach and its “fit” to the research question
  • Clarity and importance of the knowledge gaps that the research will fill and how the results will build on existing work
  • “Readiness for application” of the eventual research findings (translational research proposals).
  • Future implications of the research findings for both theory and the originally identified managerial problem (theory building proposals).
  • Adequacy of financial resources.
  • The relevance of the topic to advance the profession of project management. 

Research Agreement

  • The Research Agreement will be sent to the grant administrator at the university/institution following notification of the award.
  • Parties to the Agreement are PMI and the university/institution with which the principal investigator is affiliated. No grants are paid to individuals.
  • When the project involves multiple investigators from different universities/institutions, the parties to the Research Agreement will be PMI and the university/institution with which the lead investigator is affiliated. The lead investigator’s university/institution will be responsible for executing sub-contracts with the universities/institutions of co-investigators on the research grant. 
  • PMI funding cannot be used by the university/research institute for indirect costs. 
  • Research agreements between PMI and the university should be reviewed and signed by 31 December 2022.
  • Grants begin on 1 January of 2023, provided the Research Agreement is executed in accordance with the timeline.

Deliverables
Required Deliverables

  • Final Report, in English, describing all aspects of the Investigation, prepared according to the Final Report Guidelines, which will be provided by PMI and suitable for online publication as a white paper. 
  • Evidence of submission of a Journal article to an academic journal, preferably the Project Management Journal. 
  • A live one-hour webinar presentation of the final product for posting on ProjectManagement.com, using the template and instructions provided by PMI.
  • One, or more, of the optional deliverables listed below.

Optional Deliverables

  • Presentation at a peer-reviewed academic or practitioner conference
  • Submission of the appropriate case format:
  • A teaching case (designed as a teaching resource to guide critical thinking and analysis about a real-life situation, complete with an instructor guide), or
  • A research case (an evidence-based case that supports the research findings and adds to the professional body of knowledge)
  • Article for online publication on ProjectManagement.com

Questions?
Should you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact PMI Sponsored Research at SponsoredResearch@pmi.org.  

Purpose

The PMI Young Researcher Award recognizes and celebrates emerging leaders in the academic field of project/program/portfolio management with potential achievements to make a significant impact on the field and practice.

Eligibility

The nominees:

  • May self-nominate or be nominated.
  • Must be 35 years old or younger during year of nomination.
  • Preference is given to nominees who have not previously received an award from PMI.
  • May come from a discipline other than project management, but research must contribute significantly to the development of project, program, and portfolio (PPP) management.
  • Must come from an accredited college/university or academic research institution.

Criteria

  • Nominee’s research contributes to the theory of project/program/portfolio management.
  • Nominee should have made scholarly contribution to theory in this area. Published works, particularly those subjected to peer-review, would be welcomed; examples include journal articles, conference papers, books or book chapters, and peer-reviewed keynote presentations and invited contributions.
  • The nominee’s research should be motivated by real problems, and/or have the potential for contributing to the practice of project/program/portfolio management.
  • A preference will be given to those candidate who demonstrate the successful application of research outcomes in practice, or contribution to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice.

Not Eligible

  • Current members of PMI/PMIEF Board of Directors are ineligible.
  • Current members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are not ineligible.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants are ineligible.
  • Individuals who have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Number of Awards

  • One Young Researcher Award will be granted annually.
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year.

Submission Deadline

Applications for this award will open on 06 October 2021 and close on 15 March 2022.

How to Apply

Submit application via Submittable.

Online Application Content

The application must include the following:

  • Basic information about the nominator and the nominee, including contact information, educational background, relationship of nominator/nominee and how long nominator has known nominee.
  • A 750-word (maximum) statement of the nominee’s achievements and their potential to make a significant impact on the academic field of project management.
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation, from a person other than the nominator, identifying the rationale and significant potential of the nominee’s research.

Applications will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English
  • Application package is incomplete
  • Received after the submission deadline

Verification and Selection

Final selection of the winning nominations will be based on the application package and will be made by a panel of senior researchers in project management. These experts will place emphasis on the potential of the nominee’s research to make a significant impact on the field and practice of project management. Award recipients will be notified via email.

Presentation of the Award

  • The Young Researcher Award will be presented at a designated project management event.
  • The award recipient will be publicized through PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award.

Additional Information

  • PMI will not reimburse any expenses for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.
  • PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a candidate is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the candidate of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.

Purpose
This research paper award recognizes excellence in student development of original concepts in project management. Papers are selected based upon the research and creative effort that are best directed toward advancing the concepts, tools and techniques of managing project-oriented tasks.


Eligibility

  • Any individual who is or was a student in good standing at an institute of higher learning during the period covered by the nomination and  the research must have been conducted while the entrant was a student;
  • Any paper dealing with an original concept  and original research related to any aspect of the management of projects will be considered.
  • Papers must be written by a single author, supported by an active faculty advisor, and not accepted by any other publication.
  • The nominee(s) must have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of project management through academic research.
  • The nominee(s) is not required to be a PMI member.
  • The nominee(s) may work in any type of organization: corporate, government, nonprofit, or academic.

Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI/PMIEF Board of Directors may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process and are ineligible to receive this award.
  • Current sitting members of PMI’s Academic Member Insight Team are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants.
  • Individuals who have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, will not be considered.

Number of Awards

  • Up to two James R. Snyder Awards will be granted annually. Each must be from a      different PMI Region.
  • PMI/PMIEF reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year

Application Checklist

  • Basic information, contact details, etc.
  • Electronic copy of paper (.pdf or .doc)
  • Official Transcript or Verification of Enrollment (.pdf)
  • All application materials must be in English

How to Apply

Submit application via Submittable application.
https://pmi.submittable.com/submit

Submission Deadline
Applications for the 2022 awards will open in 17 December 2021 and close on 15 March 2022.

Judging Criteria
Final selection of the winning papers will be made by a panel of experts in project management. These experts will place emphasis on originality of presented concept(s), applicability to the field of project management, and practical applications of the concept.

Award recipients will be notified via email. PMI/PMIEF reserves the right to elect not to present an award on the basis of papers received.

Recognition of Recipients 

  • The James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award will be presented at a designated project management event.
  • The award recipient will be publicized through PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award
  • Recipients of the James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award will receive US$500 in total for the paper submitted.

Additional Information

  • PMI will not reimburse any expense for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.
  • PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a candidate is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the candidate of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.

Please send all inquiries to AcademicPrograms@pmi.org.

Purpose

The PMI Research Achievement Award recognizes and honors an individual or group of individuals whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through a published body of academic research.

Eligible

  • The nominee(s) must have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of project management through academic research.
  • The nominee(s) is not required to be a PMI member.
  • The nominee(s) may work in any type of organization: corporate, government, nonprofit, or academic.


Not Eligible 

  • Sitting members of PMI’s Board of Directors may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process and are ineligible to receive this award.
  • Current sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants. 
  • Individuals who have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, will not be considered.

 Number of Awards 

  • Only one PMI Research Achievement Award will be granted annually.
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year.

Criteria

The nominee(s) shall have met the following criteria: 

  • Criterion 1: The nominee(s) must have significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices that contribute to the project management field through a published body of academic research.
  • Criterion 2: The research must have an enduring theoretical, empirical, or practical value. 

Role of the Nominator 

  • The nominee(s) must be nominated by one or more persons, one of whom must be a current PMI member in good standing. 
  • When more than one person supports the nomination, a Lead Nominator must be designated who collects and submits all nomination materials and serves as the point of contact for the nomination. 

Nomination Procedures and Content

The nomination must contain the following: 

  • The CV(s) of the nominee(s) with complete list of publications. 
  • A description of the body of research on which the nomination is based and its contribution toward advancing the field of project management.
  • An explanation of how the nominee's work has significantly advanced the conceptions, knowledge, and practices of the project management field.
  • Evidence of the enduring theoretical, empirical, or practical value of the nominee's work. 
  • Letters of support (1 page maximum each) from each nominator explaining their rationale for supporting the nominee for the award. If a nominator has a direct personal or professional relationship with the nominee, this should be disclosed in the nominator's letter. All letters should be signed and dated. 

Applications will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English
  • Nomination Package is incomplete
  • Received after the submission deadline

Nominations must be submitted by 15 March.

Verification and Selection

PMI Academic Programs will: 

  • Verify the eligibility of the nomination and that all required materials have been submitted.
  • Confirm receipt and eligibility of the nomination.
  • Administer the review process and notify the nominator of the result.
  • Distribute and collect required paperwork, including PMI release and permissions forms, from the selected nominee.
  • Nominations are reviewed and scored by a peer review panel. The evaluation process is proprietary to PMI.

Presentation of the Award 

  • The PMI Research Achievement Award will be presented at a designated PMI or academic event.
  • The award recipient will be publicized through PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award.

Additional Information

PMI will not reimburse any expense for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.

PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a candidate is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the candidate of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.

Please send all inquiries to AcademicPrograms@pmi.org

Purpose

The PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award recognizes and honors an individual faculty member for excellence in teaching project management, and for their strong commitment to improving and enhancing project management curricula in higher education.  

Eligibility

  • The nominee may hold any faculty rank in an accredited university or be adjunct faculty.
  • The nominee must be or have been an instructor in credit-bearing courses, primarily focused on projects or project management. 
  • The nominee may teach either at the undergraduate or graduate level. 
  • The nominee is not required to be a PMI member.


Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI’s Board of Directors may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process and are ineligible to receive this award.
  • Current sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants. 
  • Individuals who have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, will not be considered.


Number of Awards

  • Only one PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award will be granted annually. 
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year.


Criteria

  • Criterion 1: The nominee has demonstrated successful innovation in curriculum development.
  • Criterion 2: The nominee has demonstrated excellence in teaching.


Role of the Nominator 

  • The nominee must be nominated by one or more persons, one of whom must be a current PMI member in good standing. 
  • When more than one person supports the nomination, a Lead Nominator must be designated who assembles and submits the nomination.


Nomination Procedures and Content

The nomination must contain the following: 

  • A curriculum vitae (not to exceed 10 pages) focused on the nominee’s teaching, educational leadership, achievements and other contributions to teaching and learning, as distinct from a standard CV pertaining to the nominee’s field of expertise.
  • A description of the nominee’s experience teaching project management, including the level of students and the names of relevant project or project management courses taught.
  • A statement of the nominee’s teaching philosophy and the level of student engagement with examples. 
  • A summary of teaching evaluations over a minimum of three consecutive years.
  • Letters of support (1 page maximum each) that provide evidence of the success of the candidate's teaching, and specific examples of why the nominee should be considered. There should be a minimum of 3 supporting letters. One letter of recommendation must come from the department chair or program director of the division in which the nominee teaches or the dean of the college. All letters should be signed and dated. 
  • Optional additional evidence of meeting the criteria such as curriculum, video, etc. 


Applications will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English
  • Nomination Package is incomplete
  • Received after the submission deadline

Nominations must be submitted by 15 March.

Verification and Selection

PMI Academic Programs will: 

  • Verify the nominee’s eligibility and that all required materials have been submitted.  
  • Confirm receipt and eligibility of the nomination.
  • Administer the review process and notify the nominator of the result.
  • Distribute and collect required paperwork, including PMI release and permissions forms, from the selected nominee.

Nominations are reviewed and scored by a peer review panel. The evaluation process is proprietary to PMI.

Presentation of the Award 

  • The PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award will be presented at a designated project management event.
  • The award recipient will be publicized through PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award.

Additional Information

  • PMI will not reimburse any expense for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.
  • PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a candidate is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the candidate of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.
  • Please send all inquiries AcademicPrograms@pmi.org

Purpose

The PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award recognizes the author(s) of a published book that significantly advances project management knowledge, concepts, and practice.

Eligible

  • The nominated book must have been published in English during the previous calendar year in a field relevant to project management.
  • The book may come from academic or practitioner literature. 
  • For books which are not first editions, only the substantive changes since the preceding edition will be considered as eligible material. In this case, the new material should be highlighted as part of the nomination packet.  
  • The author(s) of the nominated book need not be a PMI member.


Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI’s Board of Directors are ineligible. In addition, they may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process.
  • Current sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • A book authored or co-authored by current PMI staff. 
  • A book authored by a PMI consultant, the content of which is based on the contracted work/activity. 
  • Edited books are not eligible for the award. 
  • Textbooks are not eligible for the award. 
  • Standards of accrediting bodies, including those of PMI.
  • Individuals or organizations that have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Number of Awards

Only one David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award will be given annually. 

  • In the case of a co-authored book, each author will be recognized. 
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year.

Criteria

  • Criterion 1: The nominated book contributes important knowledge, ideas and techniques which are likely to have a lasting influence. The book is novel in developing concepts, techniques and outcomes and is likely to become an important point of reference in project management or the sub-field of the book.  
  • Criterion 2: The book has the potential to impact practice. The impact ranges from direct application to policy and/or practice to influencing perspectives.
  • Criterion 3: The argument, line of reasoning, or analysis is sound and effectively presented. 

Role of the Nominator

  • The book must be nominated by one or more persons, one of whom must be a current PMI member in good standing, or by a publisher.
  • When more than one person supports the nomination, a Lead Nominator must be designated who assembles and submits the nomination.


Nomination Procedures and Content

10 hard copies of the nominated book must be sent to Heather Ramsey, Manager, PMI Academic Programs. Contact AcademicPrograms@pmi.org for shipping address. 

  • The nomination must contain the following:
  • Book title, author(s), publication date, publisher, and ISBN number
  • Clear and concise explanation of how the book meets the three criteria listed above
  • Letters of support (1 page maximum each) from each nominator explaining their rationale for supporting the nominated book for the award. If a nominator has a direct personal or professional relationship with the an author of the book, this should be disclosed in the nominator's letter. All letters should be signed and dated. Please include 2-3 letters. 

Nomination materials will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English.
  • Nomination form is incomplete.
  • Received after the 31 May submission deadline.


Nominations must be submitted by 15 March.

Verification and Selection

PMI Academic Programs will:

  • Verify the nomination’s eligibility and that all required materials have been submitted.  
  • Confirm receipt and eligibility of the nomination.
  • Administer the review process and notify the nominator of the result.
  • Distribute and collect required paperwork, including PMI release and permissions forms, from the selected nominee.
  • Nominations are reviewed and scored by a peer review panel. The evaluation process is proprietary to PMI.


Presentation of the Award 

  • The PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award will be presented at a designated project management event
  • The award recipient will be publicized though PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. A recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award.

Additional Information

PMI will not reimburse any expense for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.

PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a nomination is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the author(s) of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.

Please send all inquiries to AcademicPrograms@pmi.org.

Purpose
The Donald S. Barrie Award is for a paper which advances the PMBOK ® Guide in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry. In general, the paper should present a pragmatic approach to engineering and construction issues. The award is sponsored by the former PMI Design-Procurement-Construction Specific Interest Group (DPC SIG).
Eligibility

  • Students, researchers, and practitioners are eligible to submit papers which advance the PMBOK Guide in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry.
  • The paper should present a pragmatic approach to engineering and construction issues.
  • The paper is to be focused on one or more of the following areas:

                         - Engineering and construction means and methods
                        - Project organizations and delivery systems
                        - Engineering and construction performance
                        - Cost, schedule, and progress controls
Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI/PMIEF Board of Directors may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process and are ineligible to receive this award.
  • Current sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants.
  • Individuals who have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, will not be considered.

Number of Awards

  • Only one Donald S. Barrie Award will be granted annually.
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year.

Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Successfully applied research outcomes in practice and/or contributed to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice. 
  • Criterion 2: Published work which has been subjected to peer-review in the individual’s area of expertise that have contributed to the practice of the project management field. Examples include journal articles, conference papers, books or book chapters, and peer-reviewed keynote presentations and invited contributions.
  • Criteria 3: The publication must have been published within the previous two years. Articles and books published between April 2019 and April 2021 will be considered for the 2021 award.
  • Criteria 4: Should present a pragmatic approach to engineering and construction issues with a focus on:

                   · Engineering and construction means and methods
                  · Project organizations and delivery systems
                  · Engineering and construction performance
                  · Cost, schedule, and progress controls

Submission Deadline
Applications for the 2021 awards will open in 13 April 2021 and close on 24 May 2021.

How to Apply
Submit application via Submittable application
https://pmi.submittable.com/submit

Application Content
The application must contain the following:

  • Basic information, contact details, etc.
  • A resume or CV for the applicant with complete list of publications that specifically      contribute to practice (.pdf or .doc)
  • Electronic copy of paper (.pdf or .doc)

Applications will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English
  • Application Package is incomplete
  • Received after the 24 May submission deadline

Verification and Selection

Final selection of the winning papers will be made by a panel of experts in project management. These experts will place emphasis on originality of presented concept(s), applicability to the field of project management, and practical applications of the concept.   Award recipients will be notified via email. PMI/PMIEF reserves the right to elect not to present an award on the basis of papers received.


Presentation of the Award

  • The Donald S. Barrie Award will be presented at a designated project management event.
  • The award recipient will be publicized through PMI communication channels and      external media after the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award.
  • Recipient of the Donald S. Barrie Award will receive US$500 in total for the paper      submitted.

Additional Information

  • PMI will not reimburse any expense for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.
  • PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a candidate is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the candidate of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.

Please send all inquiries AcademicPrograms@pmi.org.


About Donald S. Barrie


Donald S. Barrie had a distinguished professional career in the construction industry:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA;
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington and several construction licenses;
  • Vice President of the General Construction Division of (ICF) Kaiser Engineers of Oakland, CA; (ICF) Kaiser Engineers—34 years; President, CM Consultants—12 years;
  • Co-authored and edited several books in construction management, including; Professional Construction Management—1st, 2nd, 3rd Editions Directions In Managing Construction;
  • Construction Management Instruction at University of California, Berkley; Stanford University, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA and St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
  • Mr. Barrie also had a distinguished career of service to his profession:

Member of the Project Management Institute from 1977 until his passing in June 1997

  • President of PMI Northern California Chapter
  • Co-Chair of PMI's 20th Annual Seminars/Symposium—San Francisco, 1988
  • PMI's Distinguished Contribution Award in 1990
  • Wally Kruse Award in 1982 for Outstanding Service to PMI and
  • Northern California Chapter Chairman of ASCE Committee on Construction Management Member of ASCE Task Committee on Construction Productivity


Purpose

The PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award recognizes and honors either an academic or a practitioner for excellence in contributing to both research and practice by conducting academic research and adapting research findings to practice.

Eligible

  • The nominee is not required to be a PMI member.
  • The nominee may be a practitioner engaged with academia, or a scholar engaged in practice.
  • The nominee’s primary professional affiliation is not limited to but may be academic, corporate, government or nonprofit.

Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI’s Board of Directors may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process and are ineligible to receive this award.
  • Current sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants. 
  • Individuals who have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, will not be considered.

Number of Awards

  • Only one PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award will be granted annually. 
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a recipient for a particular year.

Criteria
The nominee shall have met all of the following criteria: 

  • Criterion 1: Successfully applied research outcomes in practice and/or contributed to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice.
  • Criterion 2: Published works which have been subjected to peer-review in the individual’s area of expertise that have contributed to the practice of the project management field. Examples include journal articles, conference papers, books or book chapters, and peer-reviewed keynote presentations and invited contributions.
  • Criterion 3: Demonstrated commitment to the integration of academic research/theory and practice.
  • Criterion 4: Work is respected by project management academic and practitioner communities. 

Role of the Nominator

The nominee must be nominated by one or more persons, one of whom must be a current PMI member in good standing. 

When more than one person supports the nomination, a Lead Nominator must be designated who: 

  • Ensures all nominators sign the nomination letter.
  • Assembles and submits the nomination.


Nomination Procedures and Content

The nomination must contain the following:

  • A title page of no more than 1 page that identifies all materials accompanying the nomination.
  • A resume or CV for the nominee with complete list of publications that specifically contribute to practice.
  • A letter of recommendation (no more than 2 pages) that specifically describes the nominee’s accomplishments in relation to the award criteria above:

             o Document the value of the accomplishments of the nominee toward advancing the field of project management.

             o Identify the body of work on which the nomination is based.

             o State any direct personal or professional relationship with the nominee.

             o All nominators must sign and date the letter of recommendation.

Nominations/Applications will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English.
  • Nomination Package is incomplete
  • Received after the submission deadline.

Nominations must be submitted by 15 March.

Verification and Selection

PMI Academic Programs will:

  • Verify the nominee’s eligibility and that all required materials have been submitted.
  • Confirm receipt and eligibility of the nomination.
  • Administer the review process and notify the nominator of the result.
  • Distribute and collect required paperwork, including PMI release and permissions forms, from the selected nominee.
  • Nominations are reviewed and scored by a peer review panel. The evaluation process is proprietary to PMI.

Presentation of the Award

  • The PMI Scholar-Practitioner Award will be presented at a designated project management event.
  • The award recipient will be publicized through PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. The recipient may also coordinate additional publicity with PMI after the presentation of the award.


Additional Information

PMI will not reimburse any expense for assembling the nomination or presentation materials.

PMI reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a candidate is or has become ineligible for the award. In any such case, PMI will notify the lead nominator and the candidate of its decision as soon as possible prior to the award presentation.

Please send all inquiries to: AcademicPrograms@pmi.org. 

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