Research Program

The PMI Research Program, formed in 1997, works to advance the discipline and profession of project management. Since then, PMI has invested more than US $18 million in project management research.

The research program is an essential part of PMI's mission to make project management indispensable for business results. We believe that academic research informs the practice of project management and that the real-world application of its results sparks further research.

The program creates new knowledge through research projects, conference papers, symposia and poster presentations, as well as through the survey links program.

It then dispenses knowledge through research publications, academic journals, research and education conferences, and research working sessions.

Call for Proposals Schedule:

Call for Proposals Opens:

Call for Proposals Closes:

Notification of 1st Round Acceptance:

2nd Round Proposal due:

Notification of awardees:

Announcement of 2013 award recipients:

1 February 2013

25 April 2013

26 June 2013

21 August 2013

November 2013

January 2014

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Honor an individual who has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and/or practices of project management through the body of professionally conducted and authored project management research. Nominate for the 2013 PMI Research Achievement Award. The call for nominations is now open.