Project Management Institute

PMI Educational Foundation Awards

The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) leverages project management for social good. 

Our awards honor individuals who demonstrate dedication, original concepts and leadership in academic and professional development in project management. Recognize excellence and support the social good by nominating an individual for a PMIEF award.

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PMIEF is a charitable nonprofit organization that develops and delivers innovative programs and educational resources including scholarships, grants and awards that strengthen both teaching and learning.  

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PMIEF Awards Overview


Community Advancement Through Project Management Award

In 2016, we will recognize the pro bono contributions of PMI chapters, individual project managers, and corporations or government agencies that increase the capacities of nonprofit organizations. Projects completed since January 2013 are eligible. 

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The Kerzner Award

This prestigious award recognizes a project manager who most emulates the professional dedication and excellence of Dr. Harold Kerzner, MS, MBA, PhD. The award is sponsored by International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) and administered by PMIEF. 

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Donald S. Barrie Award

Mr. Barrie was a distinguished individual in the construction industry and project management profession. The award recognizes a paper that advances A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry.

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James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award (ISPA)

The ISPA recognizes excellence in student development of original concepts in project management. Winning papers demonstrate research and creative effort that advance the concepts, tools and techniques of managing project-oriented tasks. Mr. Snyder is a founder of PMI and a distinguished leader of the profession. 

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