Research Funding Opportunities
PMI research grants support new academic research with the intent to advance knowledge in project, program and portfolio management.
Sponsored Research Program
The annual funding cycle begins 1 February, with deadline for submissions on 25 April.
Apply for Sponsored Research Funding
Each year, PMI 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.
Proposed research must have direct application to some aspect of the project management body of knowledge or its practice.
2018 Request For Proposals
The 2018 RFP for Sponsored Research opens 1 February 2017 through 25 April 2017. Eligibility and Guidelines are posted below but are subject to change when RFP is opened in February.
Discover PMI Sponsored Research
Final deliverables of PMI funded research include research monographs, white papers, publications in Project Management Journal®, and presentations at PMI congresses and allied conferences, among others. Browse a variety of research topics including Change Management, Complexity, Earned Value Management and more.
Thesis Research Program
The annual call for proposals opens 1 April, with a submission deadline of 15 May.
Apply for Thesis Research Funding
The PMI Thesis Research Grant Program supports doctoral and master’s thesis research in project, program and portfolio management. Applications are accepted from part-time and full-time doctoral and master’s students at accredited colleges and universities. The grant is awarded annually.