IPMA Global Research Awards

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Global Research Awards

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
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How to Apply?

Step 1
Submit the Application Report
Deadline: 12 March 2021
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.
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Step2
Get familiar with the IPMA Global Research Awards Winners
Deadline: 12 June 2021
In the evaluation the Judges consider 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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Step 3
Participate in the 9th IPMA Research Conference - Jinan, China
Deadline: 12-13 June 2021
Present your research results and network with prestigious global Project Management Researchers at the annual IPMA Research Conference.
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Related Events

Country: online
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Event type: online
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Meet the 2021 winners and join the virtual IPMA Global Awards Ceremony 2021 on 22nd September

  • 3 main award categories
  • Judges’ statements
  • Best practices
  • Individual achievements

Date: 22nd September
Time: will be announced soon

To register go to: http://bpw.ipma.world/awards/

We invite you to an amazing annual global event where IPMA for the 20th time will award outstanding project management achievements. Exceptional projects, Project Managers and Researchers in the field of project management will be presented and awarded.

Due to travel restrictions, this year’s Awards Ceremony will be organized in the form of a television show. The event will be hosted by a well-known speaker and will include finalist project presentations and films, explanations from the various international panel of judges, and numerous statements by IPMA representatives.

Meet the winners and meet the judges
Save the date in your agenda and see what practices the best-managed projects in the world use, what contributed to their success, what challenges they faced, and what results they achieved.

In the Awards Ceremony, awards will be handed out in the following categories:

IPMA Global Individual Awards

  • Young Project Manager of the Year
  • Project Manager of the Year
  • Agile Leader of the Year

IPMA Global Project Excellence Awards

  • Project Excellence Award for Small- & Medium-Sized projects
  • Project Excellence Award for Large-Sized projects
  • Project Excellence Award for Mega-Sized projects

IPMA Global Research Awards

  • Graduate Research Award
  • Young Researcher Award
  • Research Award
  • Research Achievement Award
Organisers: IPMA
Step 4
Participate in the IPMA Global Awards Gala
Deadline: 22 September 2021
The winners are announced at the IPMA Global Awards Gala event. All finalists are also invited to take part in several events organised during the IPMA World Congress: the Awards Winners Club, a Feedback session, the Awards Market place when they can present their organisation, project and results and network with other prestigious global Project Managers.
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Related Events

Country: online
Town:
Event type: online
Event pricing:

Meet the 2021 winners and join the virtual IPMA Global Awards Ceremony 2021 on 22nd September

  • 3 main award categories
  • Judges’ statements
  • Best practices
  • Individual achievements

Date: 22nd September
Time: will be announced soon

To register go to: http://bpw.ipma.world/awards/

We invite you to an amazing annual global event where IPMA for the 20th time will award outstanding project management achievements. Exceptional projects, Project Managers and Researchers in the field of project management will be presented and awarded.

Due to travel restrictions, this year’s Awards Ceremony will be organized in the form of a television show. The event will be hosted by a well-known speaker and will include finalist project presentations and films, explanations from the various international panel of judges, and numerous statements by IPMA representatives.

Meet the winners and meet the judges
Save the date in your agenda and see what practices the best-managed projects in the world use, what contributed to their success, what challenges they faced, and what results they achieved.

In the Awards Ceremony, awards will be handed out in the following categories:

IPMA Global Individual Awards

  • Young Project Manager of the Year
  • Project Manager of the Year
  • Agile Leader of the Year

IPMA Global Project Excellence Awards

  • Project Excellence Award for Small- & Medium-Sized projects
  • Project Excellence Award for Large-Sized projects
  • Project Excellence Award for Mega-Sized projects

IPMA Global Research Awards

  • Graduate Research Award
  • Young Researcher Award
  • Research Award
  • Research Achievement Award
Organisers: IPMA

IPMA standards

IPMA Global Research Awards contribute to further development of the IPMA standards

Wall of Fame

Get to know our finalists, their projects and achievements, thanks to which they stood on the stage.
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Testimonials

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Yunping Liang
IPMA Graduate Research Award Outstanding Contribution 2021
I am trilled and honored to receive the prestigious IPMA Global Graduate Research Award Outstanding Contribution 2021 and join the cohort of past and future winners. I deeply appreciate the support that I received from my Ph.D. adviser and Georgia Institute of Technology. IPMA is an amazing international community for practitioners and researchers around the world dedicated to project management. This award encourages me to explore more interesting topics and contribute more impactful studies in future.
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Yan Liu
IPMA Young Researcher Award Outstanding Contribution 2021
It's my great honor to receive such a prestigious global award. It's also a great opportunity for me to join the distinguished community and interact with more great project management researchers and practitioners. Thank you, IPMA! The recognition will inspire me to continue future research and devote my energies to the project management profession.
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Jere Lehtinen
Graduate Research Award Winner 2021
I am honoured to receive the prestigious 2021 IPMA Global Research Award for my PhD research on “External stakeholder engagement in complex projects”. Winning the “IPMA Graduate Research Award” is very exciting and a true accomplishment as an early career researcher – the award demonstrates the quality and value of my research to the project management discipline and international research community. I am deeply grateful to IPMA and all my international colleagues for this acknowledgement. This achievement inspires me to aim even higher in my future research on project stakeholders.
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Morten Juel Hansen
IPMA Graduate Research Award Outstanding Contribution 2021
I feel very honoured to be among the receivers of the IPMA Graduate Research Award Outstanding Contribution 2021. I find the Award important for the promotion of graduate research of project management as it not only increases the exposure of the research to other scholars of the field but also offers reassurance that the outcome is worth the effort. I would like to thank IPMA for directing attention towards new scholars of project management, and I hope that the competition will continue to stimulate solid, high-quality graduate research.
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Kaimin Zhang
IPMA Graduate Research Award Outstanding Contribution 2021
I’m very pleased and honored to receive the prestigious 2021 IPMA Global Research Award. Winning the Global Research Award is a real achievement, because it represents the contribution of our research work to the field of project management. Our research on “Project portfolio resource risk assessment” has been recognized by the global project management research community as an “Outstanding Contribution”. The award will inspire us to continue the further exploration of risk in project management.
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Dr. Leandro Bolzan de Rezende
IPMA Young Researcher Award Outstanding Contribution 2020
I'm very honoured to receive the prestigious IPMA Young Researcher Award Outstanding Contribution 2020 and join the distinguished group of project management researchers shaping the field. Thank you, IPMA for organising this award and for the continued commitment to the project management profession. This award is a recognition for our current work and also a stimulus for further research.
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Dr. Diletta Invernizzi
IPMA Young Researcher Award Winner 2020
To be awarded the prestigious IPMA young researcher award 2020 is an incredible achievement. I am very thankful to all the research team at the University of Leeds for all the support received, which helped me develop as a researcher and critical thinker. This award is already helping me to increase my self-confidence in supporting others in their research, boosting my network, and demonstrating the important contribution of project management research to practitioners. This award is great recognition, and I am truly honoured to join the distinguished group of winners of the past years. Thank you IPMA!
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Dr. Roya Derakhshan
IPMA Young Researcher Award Winner 2020
I am humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious global award. Being selected as IPMA young researcher award secures that my research will be recognized and seen more. This will also bring me the opportunity to network and interact with the top researchers, as well as practitioners, in project management.
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Prof. Dr. Mario Vanhoucke
IPMA Research Award Outstanding Contribution 2020
The IPMA research award is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of Project Management. IPMA awarded my research for a first time in 2008, and this award enabled me getting a research grant of 1.3 million euro from Ghent University (Belgium). With that grant, I created a team of researchers to explore new research ideas between 2011 and 2019. The second IPMA award in 2020 couldn’t come at a better time! It recognised once again the quality of my past research, and it certainly will stimulate my team to continue for another decade.
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Prof. Gilbert Silvius
IPMA Research Award Outstanding Contribution 2020
In research, the opinion of peers is all decisive for the recognition and quality of your work. The IPMA Global Research Awards enables researchers to recognize meaningful contributions to the domain of project management, and also to be recognized as a meaningful contributor. By organizing the Global Research Awards, IPMA continues to demonstrate its commitment to developing the profession of project management, in order to allow people, organisations and societies to realise their visions of a great future. We are thrilled and honoured that our research on ‘The Human factor in Sustainable Project Management’ has been recognized by the global project management research community as an ‘outstanding contribution’. The award stimulates us to continue the further exploration of sustainability in project management.

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