Dear colleagues,
Project Management Institute (PMI) and EURAM are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the PMI Research Grant given during the EURAM conference. Previous awardees can be viewed here.   

Description of PMI Research Grant

The research grant (41,000 €) is directed to members of EURAM’s Project Organizing (PO) Strategic Interest Group (SIG) in coordination with members of any other EURAM SIG.  We invite proposals from scholars who are members of the EURAM PO SIG to apply as a principal investigator, together with a Co-PI from any of the EURAM SIGs. To search for proponents and find out which SIG they belong to, you may log into the EURAM E-Directory

We encourage thoughtful and innovative proposals for new research with regard to project management with few notable exceptions.  We do not accept submissions focused on mathematical/operations research topics with little or no direct application to the profession. This includes research whose rationale does not stem from real world issues or that does not include empirical testing on actual projects. We will entertain proposals on macro level perspectives.

Research proposals submitted for consideration MUST:

  1. Address the extent to which the outcomes of the project are “practitioner-ready.” The research needs to demonstrate the direct contribution to practice, not simply a discussion of implications.
  2. Have a theoretical framework which must be explicitly identified in the proposal. 
Methodology should properly match the research question. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches are given equal consideration provided that the selected methodology produces the data to achieve the project aims and that it is sufficiently elaborated in the proposal. Single and multiple case studies will also be given consideration for funding.

Total funding for this program is up to US$50,000. (41,000€).  PMI reserves the right to deny funding if the Review Committee does not deem any proposal worthy of financial support.  

Required deliverables will provide comprehensive discussion of the study’s results and outcomes.   

  • The final report should address the study’s objectives, methodology, the literature in which the research question is grounded, the analysis and results. It should demonstrate clearly what you have done and with what outcome. The report should be suitable for online publication as a white paper for posting on, and should be directed primarily to practitioners.   
  • Primary article suitable for submission to the Project Management Journal
  • Paper submission to/presentation of results at EURAM’s Annual Conference
  • 1-hour Webinar for a practitioner audience that PMI will assist in organizing 
  • Choice of other optional deliverables to be selected after grant award 


1 October / 8 December 2019 - Call for Proposals
1 February 2020 - 1st Round Notification
15 April 2020 - 2nd Round Proposal Due
1 June 2020 - Final Decision
15 July 2020 - Contract signed/Project initiation

Preliminary proposals will be accepted between 1 October and 8 December 2019. For detailed information on eligibility criteria and submission guidelines, please visit
For any questions, do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Hervé Dumez, Vice President Research



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