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Purpose

The PMI Young Researcher Award recognizes and celebrates an emerging leader in the academic field of project, program, and/or 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/or portfolio management.
  • Must come from an accredited college/university or academic research institution.

Criteria

  • Nominee’s research contributes to the theory of project, program, and/or portfolio management.
  • This can be demonstrated through published works, particularly those subjected to peer-review; examples include journal articles, conference papers, books or book chapters, peer-reviewed keynote presentations, and invited contributions.
  • The nominee’s research is motivated by real problems, and contributes to the practice of project, program, and/or portfolio management.
  • A preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate the successful application of research outcomes in practice, or contribution to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice.

Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI’s Board of Directors are ineligible. In addition, they may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process.
  • Sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team are not eligible.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants are not eligible.
  • 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 the 2023 award will open on 01 December and will close on 15 March 2023.


Nomination Procedures and 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.
  • A 750-word (maximum) statement of how the nominee’s research is motivated by real problems and can contribute to the practice of project, program, and/or portfolio management.
  • A preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate the successful application of research outcomes in practice, or contribution to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice.
  • 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 (including recommendation letters, etc.)
  • Application package is incomplete
  • Received after the submission deadline

Verification and Selection

Final selection of the winning nomination 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.
  • Explain the contribution that this paper makes to advance the concepts, tools and techniques of managing project-oriented tasks. (500 word max)
  • Electronic copy of paper (.pdf or .doc)
  • Official Transcript or Verification of Enrollment (.pdf)
  • All application materials must be in English

Submission Deadline

Applications for the 2023 awards will open in 01 December 2022 and close on 15 March 2023.

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 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 whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through a published body of academic research.

Eligible

  • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of project management through academic research.
  • The nominee is not required to be a PMI member.
  • The nominee may work in any type of organization: corporate, government, nonprofit, or academic.
  • Though impactful research tends to be a collective endeavor, the award is a researcher award, not a team award. As such, it is given to only one individual to recognize this individual researcher’s exceptional contributions to the field of project management.

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.
  • Sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team (AIT) are ineligible to receive this award during their tenure on the AIT.
  • Current PMI staff and consultants.
  • Individuals who have previously received this award within the last 10 year.
  • 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 

  • 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 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 (Scientific Contribution): The research must have an enduring theoretical, empirical, or practical value. 

Role of the Nominator 

  • The nominee must be nominated by one or more persons.
  • 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 of the nominee 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.

Nominations 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.

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.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Stuckenbruck, who served as Secretary on the PMI Board of Directors and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1980. He contributed to management and technical journals, wrote chapters for five published books, and presented papers at many professional society meetings. He also authored books and handbooks, including The Implementation of Project Management: The Professional's Handbook.

Eligibility

  • The nominee holds a faculty rank in an accredited university or has been an adjunct faculty for at least three years on a continuous basis prior the application.
  • The nominee must be the sole instructor or the instructor teaching at least 75% of the content in credit-bearing courses in the case of team teaching.
  • The nominee may teach either at the undergraduate or graduate level. The courses should be focused on project management.
  • 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.
  • Sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team (AIT).
  • Current PMI staff and consultants.
  • Previous recipients of the PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award.
  • 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

  • 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 excellence in teaching.
  • Criterion 2: The nominee has demonstrated successful innovation in curriculum development or enhancement over the years.
  • Criterion 3: The nominee has demonstrated successful delivery of the project management knowledge.
  • Criterion 4: The nominee has demonstrated engagement of students in the learning process and independent thinking.

Role of the Nominator 

  • The nominee must be nominated by one or more persons.
  • 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 package must be provided in English and contain the following:

  • 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.
  • The nominee’s university website link and the related page of the website.
  • The names of relevant project management courses (with university assigned course IDs) taught and the link to university website for the course.
  • Description of his/her teaching in the past three years and demonstration of the changes and innovations in teaching.
  • A course portfolio showing the following (for the project management course taught by the nominee)  a) Nominee’s teaching philosophy (maximum one page).
    b) The most recent detailed course syllabus. The syllabus should include the course content, course delivery method, and the course evaluation method. c) The minimum, maximum and average performance (sample work) of the students (with students names removed) for the past three years. This can include project work or assessment of student performance in the final exam.
  • The nomination may contain information related to multiple courses taught by the nominee. In such a case, a narrative should be included highlighting the specific and related aspects of those courses.
  • Other artifacts may be submitted (such as up to a 5 minute video of a class lecture and interactions, session plan, innovative teaching process, and teaching evaluations). In such a case, a narrative should be included highlighting the specific aspects of those artifacts.
  • Three Letters of Support (1 page maximum each) The support letters can be written by a student (or from a student club), an alumna/alumnus, a peer faculty member, peer teaching evaluation body of the university or anybody familiar with the teaching of the nominee. The letter of support should contain the following: a) Evidence of the success of the nominee’s teaching b) Specific examples showing the nominee’s fulfilment of the award criteria.  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.

Nominations will not be reviewed if:

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

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.

Presentation of the Award 

  • The PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award will be presented at a designated project management conference. The nominator and the nominee will be informed in advance.
  • 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.

Dr. Cleland has contributed to PMI in countless ways, including moderating the PMI Body of Knowledge Workshop in 1985, finalizing the development of the PMI Student Paper Award Program, and attending and presenting at almost all PMI Seminars & Symposia since 1972. He is an author and editor of over 44 books and articles published in many technologies, management, and educational journals and periodicals.

Guidelines and Nomination Procedures

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.
  • For books that are not first editions, only the substantive changes since the preceding edition will be considered as eligible material. In this case, the new material must be highlighted as part of the nomination packet. 

Not Eligible

  • Sitting members of PMI’s Board of Directors are ineligible. In addition, they may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process.
  • Sitting members of PMI’s Academic Insight Team (AIT) 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.
  • Textbooks are not eligible for the award.
  • 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 contributes important knowledge, ideas and techniques which are likely to have a lasting influence. The book develops 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 who 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 assembles and submits the nomination.

Nomination Procedures and Content

  • 10 hard copies of the nominated book must be sent to Jill Liebling, Academic Engagement Specialist. Contact AcademicPrograms@pmi.org for the 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 from each additional nominator (if any)

Nomination materials will not be reviewed if:

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

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.

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 through 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. 
  • 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

Application Content

The application must contain the following:

  • Basic information, contact details, etc.
  • Explanation of the contribution that this paper makes to advance the PMBOK ® Guide in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry. (500 word max)
  • 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 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
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