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PMI Awards Two Thesis Research Grants for 2019

27 August 2018

As part of the PMI Sponsored Research Program, PMI awards Thesis Research Grants of up to US$25,000 each year to support doctoral and masters research in project management or related fields. Applications are accepted from full- and part-time students at accredited colleges and universities.

For 2019, PMI has announced two Thesis Research Grant awards:

  1. Digitalization as Game Changer in Project Stakeholder Management

Student Investigator: Christof Kier, MSc

University: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


  1. Managing Technical Debt in Agile Software Development Projects

Student Investigator: Maheshwar Boodraj, PhD Candidate

University: Georgia State University, USA


Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients! The next Thesis Research Grant funding cycle opens 1 April 2019 for funding in 2020. To learn more about the PMI Sponsored Research Program, including Thesis Research Grants, visit