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.

Project management for social good


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


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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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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