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Research is one of the basic building blocks of every profession. IPMA promotes and acknowledges outstanding research world-wide and thereby encourages academics and practitioners to develop the profession through rigourus research. The annual IPMA Research Awards is an important part of this strategy and the goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within the research community.  IPMA is now accepting applications for the annual research awards, in two different award categories, the Research Awards and the Young Researcher awards.

The IPMA Research Awards are for a researcher where cutting edge research project of him and/or his team is acknowledged. Recent winners of the Research awards are Dr. Ofer Zwikael from the Australian National University who received the IPMA Research Award in 2016 for his contribution to knowledge on project benefit management. The winner in 2015 was Prof. Dr. Martina Huemann for her study on Human Resource Management in project-oriented organizations.

The IPMA Young Researcher Awards are typically awarded for PhD work and candidates for the 2017 awards must be born 1982 or later. Recent winners are Maxim Miterev who received the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2016 for his research “Exploring program management competences for various program types”. In 2015, Dr. Anna Hulda Olafsdottir won the awards for her PhD project “A system dynamic approach to quality management in the construction industry.”

If you are a researcher and fulfill the general criteria for either one of the two categories, you are encouraged to apply for the IPMA Research Awards. If you know someone who you think could be a candidate for the awards, please tell them about the awards and encourage them to apply. The deadline for applications is July 1st. The awards ceremony will take place at the 5th IPMA research conference in Incheon South Korea on November 2nd – 3rd 2017. Winners are invited to the conference, they participate in an ambiguous research conference and all travel expenses are paid!

More information on the IPMA Research Awards can be found on http://www.ipma.world/research/research-award-winners/

- Author of this post

Helgi Thor Ingason holds a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, MSc from the University of Iceland and a SAPM degree from Stanford University. He is a Certified Senior Project Manager by IPMA. Dr. Ingason is an professor at Reykjavik University. He is the co-author of 6 books on management in Icelandic and English. He is a management consultant and a member of the Research Management Board of IPMA.

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