IPMA Research Awards 2013: Moving Research Forward
A Note from Dr. Martina Huemann, Director of IPMA Research Awards
After organizing the IPMA Research Awards now for some years, it is a pleasure for me to take stock of the awardees in my role as Director of these awards. The purpose of this contribution is to provide an overview on the receivers of the IPMA Research Awards between 2007 and today.
The awards were established in 2006 and first handed over in 2007 at the IPMA World Congress in Poland. While in 2007 only two categories, namely the IPMA Research Awards and the IPMA Young Researcher Award existed; in 2008 the IPMA Achievement Award was added.
The IPMA Research Awards aim to promote excellent research to enhance project management. With these annual awards IPMA recognizes recent outstanding contributions to the development of the discipline and profession project management through professionally conducted research. Within this section of the IPMA website, you will see the award winners of past years, the Call For Applications for 2013, and posters and brochures for you to share with your associates. We urge you to participate in IPMA Research Awards.
About the Research Awards
IPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers (under 35 years of age), established researchers, and teams. RMB also recommends outstanding researchers of international repute for its life-time achievement award. The goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community. Juried prizes awarded at World Congresses. Audiences: Candidates and those who value and support these categories of research(ers). Benefits: Proven model for researchers to gain visibility within the research community.
The IPMA Research Awards aim to promote excellent research to enhance project management. With these annual awards IPMA recognises recent outstanding contributions to the development of the ﬁeld and profession project management through professionally conducted research.
Researchers may come from academia, other research institutions or industry. Researchers may come from disciplines other than project management but must contribute to the development of project, program management, project-oriented companies or any element named in the ICB – International Competence Baseline. The candidates apply with a research project.
The research project must have had at least a duration of one year and must be completed, when the application is handed in. Completion of research project may date back to 1. January 2012. If a researcher (or lead researcher of a team) wins an IPMA Research Award, this person must not apply for the IPMA Research Awards the following three years.
IPMA Young Researcher Award: Cutting edge research of a young researcher (born 1978 or later, or the candidate can prove that he/she is less than 10 years involved in research).
IPMA Research Award: Cutting edge research project of a researcher or a team. The application of interdisciplinary projects is encouraged.
Note: The deadline for completed applications is 15 June, 2013.
In each category we distinguish two prizes:
• Research Award Winner
• Honours for Outstanding Research Contributions
Winners and honours can present their research at the annual IPMA World Congress, where they are honoured.
In the evaluation the jury considers the research results as well as the research process. The evaluation criteria are:
• Research results achieved
• Originality and innovation
• Theoretical foundation