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APM Education and Research Awards

5 June 2024 | Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK
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APM Education and Research Awards 2024

Entries are now open for APM’s Education and Research Awards which will take place at a special ceremony during the APM Conference 2024. This will be the first time the awards has taken place in-person so it’s sure to be a very special afternoon.  

The Education and Research Awards aim to recognise and celebrate achievement in the early careers and academic areas of the project profession. With a wide range of categories, the awards showcase the best new talent, acknowledge the contribution of academics and recognise excellence in research outputs.

Finalists will be awarded a one-day pass to attend the APM conference on 5 June at the discounted cost of just £50 (incl. vat), which includes the Education and Research Awards ceremony in the afternoon. 

Finalists will be announced 24 April 2024. You can view the 2023 winners here.

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Discounted one day pass for finalists £50

Finalists will be awarded a one-day pass to attend the APM conference on 5 June at the discounted cost of just £50 (incl. vat), which includes the Education and Research Awards ceremony in the afternoon.

 

20% discount for finalists*

Finalists will also receive a 20% discount which can be used to purchase a ticket to attend the networking dinner on 5 June, or a 6 June one-day pass. 

*Discount applicable once finalists have been announced

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Finalists will be announced 24 April 2024.

Project Management Apprentice of the Year

This category aims to recognise excellence in a Higher or Degree Apprentice undertaking a Project Management standard within the UK. 

The category is open to those currently on an apprenticeship programme as well as those who have completed their programme in 2023. Entrants can either self-nominate or be nominated by their employer but may only enter this category once. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM. 

Project Management Graduate of the Year

This category recognises excellence in achievement for someone who has completed a degree in project management.   

The category is open to those who have completed their degree in the academic year 2022/23. Entrants can either self-nominate or be nominated by their employer or academic institution but may only enter/ be entered into this category once. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM, from both in and outside of the UK. 

Project Management Postgraduate Dissertation of the Year

This category recognises outstanding dissertations that demonstrate relevance to the project profession. 

The category is open to entrants from all sectors involved in master’s level study. To be eligible to enter this category the master’s degree must have been awarded in the academic year 2022/23. A dissertation may only be entered into this category once. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM, from both in and outside of the UK.

Project Management Doctorate of the Year

This award recognises an excellent doctoral thesis in a project management related subject. Professional doctorates are also eligible in this category. 

The doctorate must have been awarded in the academic year 2022/2023. A doctoral thesis may only be entered into this category once. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM, from both in and outside of the UK.  

Research Paper of the Year

This award celebrates nominees who have advanced the theory, knowledge and practice of project management through a published academic paper. 

To be eligible to enter this category the research paper must have been published (i.e. not online first or early cite) in a peer-reviewed journal in 2023. A research paper can only be entered into this category once. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM, from both in and outside of the UK.  

Developmental Programme of the year  

This category aims to recognise excellence in the delivery and outcomes/benefits of project management developmental programmes or schemes. This may include (but is not limited to): 

  • Graduate schemes
  • Apprenticeship schemes
  • Career development pathways

The category is open to organisations of all kinds, but the programme must be specifically related to educating and developing project, programme and portfolio management skills in their paid or voluntary employees. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM, from both in and outside of the UK.  

Project Management Educator of the Year 

This award recognises academics whose innovation and passion have transformed a course and inspired students. 

The category is open to institutions, academics themselves or their colleagues, but in all cases the institution must support the submission and student testimonies must be included in the supplementary documentation. Entrants can either self-nominate or be nominated by their employer or academic institution. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM, both from in and outside of the UK. 

Project Management Student of the Year

This is an APM Branch Award which celebrates the achievements of students within their local APM Branch community.

Finalists for this category have already been shortlisted and are drawn from winners of the branch level awards, which were awarded earlier this year. It was open to all full-time or part-time students aged 16 or over and allows students to showcase their skills and achievements in relation to delivery of a specific project which they have been a part of in the last three years.  

APM Conference 2024 | Navigating Tomorrow: Future Skills for Project Professionals

5-6 June 2024
@ Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK