IPMA Introduces the Prestigious Global Research Fellowship

IPMA announces the inception of the Global Research Fellowship, a new honorary category designed to recognize and reward individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of project management and the development of IPMA Research. This recognition underscores IPMA’s commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within the global project management community.

The Research Fellowship Criteria

To be considered for the IPMA Global Research Fellowship, candidates must meet the following stringent criteria:

  • Influential Research in Project Management: The candidate should have a substantial publication record, including books published by renowned publishers and research articles in top-ranked journals. Additionally, receipt of awards from academic committees or recognitions such as governor honors are considered.
  • Contribution to IPMA Development: Active involvement in the development of IPMA products or services, such as serving as project sponsors or leaders in initiatives like ICB, OCB, PEB, REB, or the IPMA Awards and REG. Leadership roles such as general or academic chair of IPMA research conferences, or editorial positions in IPMA publications, are also valued.
  • Dedicated Service to IPMA: A minimum of ten years of service to IPMA, showcasing a long-term commitment and contribution to the association.

The Selection Process

The selection process for the IPMA Research Fellowship is rigorous:

  • Candidates are recommended by IPMA Member Associations, Committees/Boards, or Executive Board members, including the Executive Director.
  • The IPMA Research Coordinator reviews the nominations.
  • Approval by the IPMA Vice President for Research and subsequently by the IPMA Executive Board.

Honorees are formally recognized at the annual IPMA Research Conference during the Research Awards Gala.

Benefits for IPMA Research Fellows

Fellows of the IPMA Research Fellowship enjoy several prestigious benefits:

  • Priority in leading project management roles for developing IPMA products and services.
  • Complimentary registration for IPMA Research Conferences.
  • Access to IPMA’s electronic publishing resources at no cost.
  • Opportunities to participate in the strategic research planning for IPMA.

Announcing the Inaugural IPMA Global Research Fellows

We are proud to announce the first recipients of the Global Research Fellowship, Professor Constanta-Nicoleta Bodea and Professor J Rodney Turner, whose outstanding contributions to project management research and IPMA have set a benchmark for excellence. 

Prof. Constanta-Nicoleta Bodea, has been awarded the IPMA Global Research Fellowship in recognition of her extensive contributions to the fields of economic informatics and project management, as well as her long-standing dedication to IPMA, including her previous role as the IPMA Vice President for Research.

Professor Rodney Turner has been awarded the IPMA Global Research Fellowship as a recognition of his substantial and lasting contributions to the field of project management, both through his academic achievements and his leadership within key professional organizations. Professor Rodney Turner also served as IPMA President and has been honored with the IPMA Honorary Fellowship.

This new fellowship not only honors individual achievements but also promotes the importance of academic and practical contributions to the field of project management. Through such initiatives, IPMA continues to lead and innovate within the global project management community.

If you are interested in participating in IPMA Research activities, please contact research@ipma.world.

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