Sponsored Research Program

The PMI Sponsored Research Program supports new academic research with the intent to advance knowledge in project, program and portfolio management.

The annual funding cycle begins 1 February, with deadline for submissions on 25 April.

Apply for 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.

2017 Request For Proposals

The 2017 RFP for Sponsored Research opened 1 February 2016. Please review the Eligibility and Guidelines prior to your submission. Submission Deadline is 25 April 2016.

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Discover PMI Sponsored Research

Published Research

Browse a variety of research topics including Change Management, Complexity, Earned Value Management and more.

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Research Summaries For Reflective Practitioners

Summaries of research published through PMI Sponsored Research Program provide concise interpretations for practitioners, with an emphasis on application and providing new ways to think about challenges in their own practice or organization.

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For More Information

Contact the PMI Research Department at SponsoredResearch@pmi.org.


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