Each year, our Academic Resources Department solicits proposals for research funding on any topic related to project, program or portfolio management. Awards up to US$50,000 are granted to selected recipients.
The call for proposals for 2014 funding will be open until 25 April 2013.
Those advancing to the second round will be notified by 26 June. All grant recipients will be notified of awards by November, and funded projects will begin in January 2014.
Proposed research must have direct application to some aspect of the project management body of knowledge or its practice.
We seek proposals from scholars both within and outside the field of project management, including management, organizational psychology, sociology, education, linguistics and others. We encourage proposals on research involving multi-disciplinary teams of investigators or teams consisting of academics and practitioners who bring new ways of thinking and related bodies of literature to the field.
Types of research and topics of interest
We encourage thoughtful, innovative research of two major types:
- Translational research, which may include an evidence-based study of existing research or evidence-building research. We are interested in work that tells a “story of what exists” in the context and/or practice of project, program and portfolio management beyond the current body of knowledge. Scholars in a variety of disciplines and fields of study are invited to bring their particular angle of vision to bear on a research question using PPPM “as the context” of the research. See eligibility criteria.
- Unique, new theory-building research or the integration of existing theories that, together, form an interpretive framework for PPPM.
Exclusions: We do not accept submissions focused on software development, mathematical models with little or no direct application, or historical research.
Download these documents to apply for research funding.
Please contact the PMI Research Coordinator with questions about this research funding opportunity.
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