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 2020 or 2021. 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.

Entries should take the form of a 1,000-word personal statement addressing the criteria below, accompanied by the full thesis as a PDF document and a supporting letter from the entrant’s supervisor and/or external examiner including confirmation that the degree has been awarded.

  Category criteria 

Weighting 

Contribution to theory

Value to academia - The thesis should have made significant contribution to project management theory.

25% 

Research methodology and methodological rigour

Appropriate use of research methodology to the research question under investigation.

25% 

Significance to practice

Potential for practical applicability of the research or the relevance of the research to project management practice.

25% 

Potential for impact

Demonstration of dissemination activities and potential impact.

25% 

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