IPMA International Project Management Association

Join the IPMA Global Research Community 

The IPMA Research Awards aim to promote excellent research to enhance project management. With the annual awards, IPMA recognises recent outstanding contributions to the development of the field and professional project management through professionally conducted research.

The Awards time schedule for 2019 is already published

Apply in one of two Award Categories

  • IPMA Global Young Researcher Award. Recognising outstanding research by a young researcher (someone under 36 years old or less than 10 years involvement in research).
  • IPMA Global Research Award. Recognising an outstanding research project from a researcher or research team.


Taryn Jane Bond-Barnard, Prof. Derek Walker, Dr. Timo Braun. IPMA Research Award Gala 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.


“IPMA is the key player in the professionalisation of project management around the world. Its’ activities truly advance the discipline and are extremely valuable for both, practitioners and scholars. This Award gives us confidence in the applicability of our findings and it is a great help to facilitate the diffusion of scientific findings to maintain project management excellence in the future”.

Dr Timo Braun & Dr Jörg Sydow, Research Award Winners 2018




General criteria for Applicants

The Application Report requires you to demonstrate, through narratives and documentary evidence, outstanding achievement and/or innovation in project management 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, programme, portfolio management, project-oriented companies and IPMA standards. 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, that is the basis of the judges’ evaluation.

Download Application Report template HERE.

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