PM Ready Workforce

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PMIEF is building a better-prepared workforce through academic and professional development scholarships as well as student and professional awards.

This is PMIEF’s longest standing program as the foundation has been providing academic scholarships and awards for almost 20 years. Over the years, this program has grown to include professional development scholarships for project managers who wish to continue building their knowledge and skills.

In addition to scholarships for students and professionals, PMIEF offers awards for students and practitioners that excel in the practice and study of project management. Over the past eight years, the scholarship and awards program has grown from providing US$30,000 in scholarships and awards to between US$400,000 to US$500,000 annually and requests to create new scholarships continue to increase.



PMIEF offers academic scholarships for university students as well as professional development scholarships to better prepare the workforce of the future.


PMIEF recognizes excellence in research through the James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award (ISPA) and the Donald S. Barrie Award, awarded to outstanding research papers. 

PM Ready Workforce Grantmaking

PMIEF awards grants to nonprofit organizations whose innovative initiatives deliver project management training to help meet workforce demands in a globally competitive society. The foundation particularly invests in programs that enable unemployed and underemployed populations to acquire the skills necessary to ensure job placement and to help move them toward self-sufficiency. 


Our impact in this strategic area

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