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.

About the PMI Research and Academic Awards

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

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Research and Academic Rewards Categories

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 International Student Paper of the Year Award (ISPA)

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

Key milestones and events to add to your calendar.


Date Event Description
1 December 2022 Nominations Open
15 March 2023 Nominations Closed
June 14-16th, 2023 EURAM Annual Conference Research Winners Announced
TBD Global Summit 2023 Academic & Research Award Winners Announced

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2022 PMI Research & Academic Award Winners

Research Team of Professors Nathalie Drouin, Ralf Müller and Shankar Sankaran
2022 PMI Research Achievement Award Winner

The PMI Academics department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 PMI Research Achievement Award are the Research Team of Professors Nathalie Drouin, Ralf Müller and Shankar Sankaran. For over a decade, these three scholars have mobilized the project management community to advance research in three crucial fields: organizational project management, leadership in projects and governance.

Dr. Johan Ninan
The PMI Young Researcher Award

The PMI Academics department is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 PMI Young Researcher Award Dr. Johan Ninan. Dr. Ninan is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction at University College London (UCL). His research focuses on megaprojects, stakeholder engagement, collaboration, innovation, and project organizing with a particular emphasis on the role of digital media such as social media.

The Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook written by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
2022 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Winner

The PMI Academics department is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award is The Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook written by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez. Author of the Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the creator of concepts such as the “project economy” and the “project manifesto”. His research and global impact on modern management have been recognized by Thinkers50. The HBR Project Management Handbook's goal is to address project management from a different angle — taking a pragmatic approach to a technical topic — with a target audience that extends beyond project managers.

Dr. Scott William Kramer
2022 PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award

The PMI Academics department is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Teaching Excellence Award is Dr. Scott William Kramer. Scott W. Kramer is the J.E. Wilborn Endowed Chair and Professor in the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University. He received his B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Auburn University and Ph.D. in learning design and technology from Purdue University. Since 1992, he has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in estimating, scheduling, project management, and information technology. His research involves topics in international/domestic building design and construction along with conducting service-learning classes for university students.

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