PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award

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.

Submission Deadline

Nominations are accepted between 1 November and 1 March. See right side under Application Materials for detailed submission guidelines.


  • The nominated book must have been published in English during 2016 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 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 or contractor, 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.

Past Recipients of this Award

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