Call for Applications for IPMA 2014 Research Awards



Reported by Kasia Pachuta in Kraków

30 July 2014 – Kraków, Poland and Zurich, Switzerland – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has issued a call for applications for their 2014 Research Awards. Researchers may come from academia, other research institutions or industry. Researchers may also come from disciplines other than project management but must contribute to the development of project or program management, project-oriented companies or any element named in the ICB – IPMA Competence Baseline.

140730-pmwj25-call-IMAGEThe 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.

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 2013. 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.

Research Award Categories include:

  • IPMA Young Researcher Award: Cutting edge research of a young researcher (born 1979 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 one prize is distinguished. Winners can present their research at the annual IPMA Research Conference, where they are honored.

During evaluation, the jury considers the research results as well as the research process. The evaluation criteria are: 1. Research results achieved; 2. Originality and innovation; 3. Theoretical foundation; 4. Transparency and professionalism of research process; 5. Practical relevance; and 6. Management as research project.

Deadlines: Applications are accepted until 1 September 2014; Formal check and acceptance of the application: 8 September 2014; IPMA Research Award ceremony at the 2nd IPMA Research Conference in Tianjin, China: 1 December 2014

Download the Award application form and read more about the assessment process: http://ipma.ch/awards/research-awards-2/.For more information please visit: www.ipma.ch/awards or contact the IPMA Award Office at [email protected] or [email protected]

IPMA Research Award Jury 2014 includes the following respected persons:

  • Dr. Beverly L. Pasian, Netherlands, Director of the Research Award
  • Prof. Dr. Anbang Qi, China, Chairman of the IPMA Research Management Board
  • Prof. Dr Martina Huemann, Austria, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Dr Anne Keegan, Netherlands, Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam
  • Assist. Prof. Mladen Vukomanović, Ph.D, Croatia, University of Zagreb
  • Dr Nigel L. Williams, PMP, Prince 2, UK, Bournemouth University
  • Shankar Sankaran PhD, PMP, Australia, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr. Helgi Thor Ingason, Iceland, IPMA Research Management Board
  • Michael Young, Australia, IPMA Research Management Board

Gain worldwide recognition and present your research to lead project management audience at the 2nd IPMA Research Conference in Tianjin, China.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was the world’s first project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national PM societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. IPMA offers an International Competence Baseline standard, a four-level project manager certification, expert seminars and global knowledge. IPMA’s annual world congress is one of the most important meetings of the world’s project management experts and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2013 is Prof Mladen Radujkovic. Additional information about IPMA is available at http://www.ipma.ch/