IPMA Research Awards

aw_call_RA_2015About the Research Awards

aw_Reserch_bannerIPMA recognises excellence in project management research by young researchers (under 35 years of age), established researchers, and teams. Research Award Management Board 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.

Application deadline: 15 June 2015


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.

General criteria

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 2014. 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 Research Awards 2014
IPMA Research Awards 2014


IPMA Young Researcher Award: Cutting edge research of a young researcher (born 1980 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.


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.

Evaluation criteria

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

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Time schedule 2015
Application form for Research Award 
Application form for Young Researcher Award
Call for application 2015
Poster Research Award 2015


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