Research & Academic Awards

Rewarding Academic Excellence

The PMI Research & Academic Awards recognizes individuals and published works that are significantly advancing practical and theoretical practices of project management.

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Advancing the science and practice of project management through the work of academic research and education programs.

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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.

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PMI Research Achievement Award

Celebrates an individual or group of individuals whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management.

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Donald S. Barrie Award

Honors a paper that advances A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) in the field of design, procurement and/or construction.

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PMI Young Researcher Award

Recognizes and celebrates emerging leaders in the academic field of project/program/portfolio management with potential achievements to make a significant impact on the field and practice.

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James R. Snyder Student Paper of the Year Award

Recognizes excellence in student development of original concepts in project management that advance the concepts, tools and techniques of managing project-oriented tasks.

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PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award

Honors faculty members for excellence in teaching project management curricula in higher education.

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Key Dates

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Date Event Description
29 February 2024 Nominations Open
29 April 2024 Nominations Closed
June 25-28, 2024 EURAM Annual Conference Research Winners Announced
September 18-21, 2024 Global Summit 2024 Academic & Research Award Winners Announced

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2023 PMI Research & Academic Award Winners

Professor Jonas Söderlund
2023 PMI Research Achievement Award Winner

PMI Academic Programs is pleased to announce Professor Jonas Söderlund as the winner of the PMI Young Researcher Award. Jonas Söderlund is Professor of Strategy and Organization at Linköping University. He was previously member of the Advisory Board of Project Management Institute, Director of executive education programs at BI Norwegian Business School and professor at several universities and business schools around the world as well as guest edited more than 15 special issues on topics such as project history, project studies, projects and innovation and project and institutions. Professor Söderlund has conducted several multi-year studies on capability building, project organization and project-based work. He has published over 80 papers in top-tier journals within management and organization, and ten books. His research has been published in many of the leading journals in innovation and organization, such as Research Policy, Organization Studies, Human Relations. With this in mind we are delighted to recognize his achievement within the project profession.

Dr. Juliano Denicol
PMI Young Researcher Award

PMI Academic Programs is pleased to announce Dr Juliano Denicol as the winner of the PMI Young Researcher Award. Juliano is the Director of the Megaproject Delivery Centre at University College London (UCL) and the founding Program Director of the MBA Major Infrastructure Delivery. Before joining UCL, Dr Denicol has worked as a supply chain management consultant at High Speed 2, the largest infrastructure project in Europe, and advisor to the European Commission on public procurement policies. Dr Denicol’s research explores the management of megaprojects. This award adds to Juliano’s growing recognition with the profession having recently received awards from APM and IPMA for his research.

Dr. Juanita Woods
2023 PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award

PMI Academic Programs is pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award is Dr. Junita Woods. Juanita M. Woods, Ph.D., PMP, PgMP, is an Associate Professor with the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. Dr. Woods has over 25 years of experience managing projects and people and ensuring projects align with organizational and group objectives. Her current research areas bridge the disciplines of project studies, people development, and work teams. Juanita is the author and project lead of Delivering Value with Project Management a zero-cost open-source textbook aligned with the latest PMI standards (2022-2023). She is also Director at Large (2023-2024) for PMI Atlanta, one of the largest PMI chapters, where she support the professional development and academic outreach programs offered by the chapter.

Hala Sanboskani
2023 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Winner

PMI Academic Programs is pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 Donald S. Barrie Award is Hala Sanboskani. Hala is a third year PhD candidate at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. She is doing her Ph.D. in civil, sustainable, and environmental engineering specializing in construction engineering and management. She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and her M.E. in construction and project management from the American University of Beirut. Hala’s research focuses on integrated project management and delivery. More particularly, how to implement innovative methods and tools to efficiently implement integrated management and integrated delivery in large government-owned projects.

Mohd Fakhri Bin Mohd Noor
2023 James R. Snyder Student Paper of the Year Award

PMI Academic Programs is pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 James R. Snyder Student Paper of the Year Award is Mohd Fakhri Bin Mohd Noor. With 19 years of distinguished leadership in IT strategy and global digital transformation, Fakhri has been at the forefront of driving innovative changes across organizations he has been involved in. In his current role as Farmbyte's Head of Digital (CDO), he steers the development and launch of digital products that anchor the company's future revenue streams.

2023 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Winner

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