PMI Academic Awards calls for nominations are now open. Submission forms for each award are below. To learn more about PMI Academic Awards, visit https://www.pmi.org/about/awards/research-academic

PMI EURAM Project Organizing SIG Partnership Grant - Applications open 1 October - 8 December 2018

PMI Sponsored Research Program Grant - Applications open 1 February - 25 April 2019

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

More information on PMI grant programs is available at https://www.pmi.org/learning/academic-research/sponsored 

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. 
  • 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 Member Advisory Group are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AMAG.
  • 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. 
  • 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 sheds new light or reflects innovative thinking in a field relevant to project management. 

Criterion 2: The book creates 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 is making the nomination, a Lead Nominator must be designated who:

          o Ensures all nominators sign the nomination letter.

          o 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 cristina.olaru@pmi.org for shipping address. 

The nomination must contain the following:

  • A nomination letter that describes how the work meets the criteria listed above (no more than 2 pages), that is dated and signed by the nominator(s).
  • A single title page of no more than 1 page that identifies all materials accompanying the nomination including:

        o Author(s) name, title of the published book, publication date, publisher, and ISBN number(s).

        o Postal address, telephone number and email of the nominator(s).

Nomination materials will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English.
  • Nomination Package is incomplete.
  • Received after the 1 March submission deadline.

Nominations must be submitted by 1 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 Cristina Olaru, Academic Programs Specialist, at cristina.olaru@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.  

Eligible

  • The nominee may hold any faculty rank in an accredited university or be adjunct faculty.
  • The nominee must be 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 Member Advisory Group are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AMAG.
  • 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

The nominee shall have met the following criteria: 

  1. Evidence of successful innovation in curriculum development 
  2. Evidence of 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 title page of no more than 1 page that identifies all materials accompanying the nomination.
  • 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 nomination letter (no more than 3 pages) must include:

         o An outline of the nominee’s experience teaching project management, including the level of students and the names of relevant project or project management courses taught.

         o A statement of the nominee’s teaching philosophy and the level of student engagement with examples. 

         o 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. 

Nominations will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English
  • Nomination Package is incomplete
  • Received after the 1 March submission deadline

Nominations must be submitted by 1 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 Cristina Olaru, Academic Programs Specialist, at cristina.olaru@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 Member Advisory Group are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AMAG.
  • 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:

         o Ensures all nominators sign the nomination letter.

         o 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.
  • The CV(s) of the nominee(s) with complete list of publications. 
  • The nomination letter (no more than 2 pages) must:

          o Identify the body of research on which the nomination is based and describe its contribution toward advancing the field of project management.

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

         o Contain the signature of the nominator(s). 

Nominations will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English
  • Nomination Package is incomplete
  • Received after the 1 March submission deadline

Nominations must be submitted by 1 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 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 Cristina Olaru, Academic Programs Specialist, at Cristina.olaru@pmi.org

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 Member Advisory Group are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AMAG.
  • 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 will not be reviewed if:

  • Written in a language other than English.
  • Nomination Package is incomplete
  • Received after the 1 March submission deadline.

Nominations must be submitted by 1 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: Cristina Olaru, Academic Programs Specialist, at cristina.olaru@pmi.org

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