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2018 Academic Awards Presented

22 June 2018

On 21 June, three members of the Project Management academic community were honored for their contributions to education and research. PMI presented three academic awards during a ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland at the 2018 EURAM Conference at the University of Iceland.


PMI Research Achievement Award 2018

The PMI Research Achievement Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals whose work has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through a published body of academic research.

Winner: Dr. Mark Keil, John B. Zellars Professor of Computer Information Systems

Georgia State University (USA)


PMI Teaching Excellence Award 2018

The PMI Teaching Excellence Award Recognizes an individual faculty member for sustained excellence in teaching project management, and to their strong commitment to improving and enhancing project management curricula in higher education.

Winner: Avraham Shtub, PhD, PMP, Head of the Project Management Research Center, Stephen and Sharon Seiden Professor of Project Management

Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)


PMI Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award 2018

The Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award recognizes the best paper published in the Project Management Journal in the previous year.

Author: Prof. Dr. Alfons H. van Marrewijk, Professor in Business Anthropology, Department of Organization Sciences

VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Winning Paper: “The Multivocality of Symbols: A Longitudinal Study of the Symbolic Dimensions of the High-Speed Train Megaproject (1995-2015)” (December 2017/January 2018)


PMI® EURAM Project Organizing SIG Partnership Grant

PMI also announced the winner of the 2018 EURAM Project Organizing SIG (Special Interest Group) Partnership Grant. The grant, part of the PMI Sponsored Research Program, supports research that demonstrates the connection between projects and strategy. The grant is awarded to a principal investigator from the EURAM Project Organizing SIG together with a co-principal investigator from the EURAM Strategy SIG.

Winning Research Team:

Natalya Sergeeva (principal investigator), Lecturer in Project Management, Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London (UK)

Barbara Czarniawska, Research Chair in Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute; School of Business, Economics & Law, Göteborg University (Sweden)

Graham Winch, Professor, Alliance Manchester Business School – People, Management and Organisation Division, The University of Manchester (UK)

Tor Hernes, Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Businesses School (Denmark)

Project: “Innovation champions in UK infrastructure megaprojects”


The PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award will be presented at the 2018 PMI Global Conference, to be held 6-8 October in Los Angeles, California. The Cleland Award recognizes the author(s) of a published book that significantly advances project management knowledge, concepts, and practice.