PMI Sponsored Research Program Grant - Applications for the 2020 funding cycle are now open. The submission form, available below, is open through 25 April 2019.

PMI Thesis Research Grant - Applications open 1 April - 15 May 2019

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PMI Academic Awards calls for nominations are now closed. Submissions for the 2020 PMI Academic & Research Awards will open at the end of 2019. To learn more about PMI Academic Awards, visit

 We appreciate receiving any teaching resources that you have developed or used. It can be a simple classroom activity, a list of discussion questions, a class or individual assignment, or a bibliography for a case study. 

In the resource description tell us the course in which you have used it (e.g., introductory PM course or communications course) and how you have used it. Please do not upload any copyrighted material for which you do not hold the copyright. 

2020 Request for Proposals

The PMI Sponsored Research Program is pleased to announce its Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020 research funding (up to US$50,000) on topics related to project, program, or portfolio management. 

We invite scholars from both within and outside the field of project management to submit research proposals whose themes and perspectives have direct application to project management knowledge or practice. 

For 2020, we will be giving special consideration to proposals that address the following areas:  

  • Key success factors in scaling agile in large corporations
  • Digital transformations and the role of project management offices
  • The future of work

We encourage thoughtful and innovative proposals on any topic, with the following exceptions. We do not accept submissions focused on mathematical/operations research topics with little or no direct application. This includes research whose rationale does not stem from real world issues or that does not include empirical testing on actual projects. 

Research proposals submitted for consideration must:

  1. 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.
  2. Have a theoretical framework which must be explicitly identified in the proposal. 

Methodology must be properly matched to the research question. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches are given equal consideration, provided that the selected methodology produces the data to achieve the project aims and is sufficiently elaborated in the proposal. Single and multiple case studies will also be given consideration for funding. Please note that decisions for funding are solely based on the quality of the work.

1 February – 25 April                    Call for Preliminary Proposals

15 June                                           1st Round Notification

30 August                                       2nd Round Due

15 November                                  Final Decision

1 January                                         Project initiation

Preliminary proposals will be accepted between 1 February and 25 April 2019. 

Please view the full RFP and Proposal Submission Guidelines at for more information. 

Email with any questions.