Research Funding Opportunities

Application and Guidelines

PMI research funding supports new academic research with the intent to advance knowledge and improve project, program and portfolio management practice.  In 2024 we are introducing targeted research funding alongside our Sponsored Research Program and Thesis & Doctoral Research Program.

Sponsored Research Program

The PMI Sponsored Research Program grants aim to advance project management knowledge and delivery and have been running since the late 1990s.  The Thesis & Doctoral Research Program is not currently open for funding. Please visit back in summer 2024 for updates.

More Information on Sponsored Research guidance

Targeted Research

Targeted research aims to address major project management themes and issues and comprises the largest of PMI funded academic research grants.

Currently there are no tenders but as soon as tenders are accessible, they will be posted here. Kindly revisit for updates. Announcements regarding Targeted Research will be featured in the Academic Network newsletter.  If you are not already signed up to our Academic Network newsletter you can do so here.

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Published Research

Final deliverables of PMI funded research include practitioner summaries, white papers, publications in Project Management Journal®, and presentations at PMI congresses and allied conferences, among others. 

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Thesis & Doctoral Research Program

The Thesis & Doctoral Research Program is not currently open for funding. Please visit back in summer 2024 for updates. In the meantime, please visit our published research for current and recent research publications.

Visit Application and Guidelines for More Information

For More Information

Contact the PMI Academic Research team at [email protected]

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