PMI Educational Foundation

What is the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF)?

PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF)

The PMI Educational Foundation is a non-profit, public charitable organization and the philanthropic arm of the Project Management Institute (PMI).  PMIEF views project management as a critical skill for everyone, especially the 7 billion people around the world who are unfamiliar with it.  While PMI focuses on making project management indispensable for business results, PMIEF focuses on bringing the power of project management to the rest of society.


The PMIEF’s programs areas are centered on leveraging project management for improving society in three areas:

  • Build a better prepared workforce through academic scholarships, awards, internships, doctoral research grants and professional development scholarships.
  • Prepare youth for success in life through educational resources, programs and workshops in project management.
  • Use PMIEF grants, scholarships and workshops to help people in need by aiding disaster relief, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations to better utilize their limited resources.


Resources for Youth

PMIEF’s Resources for Youth materials provides no-cost project management learning and teaching curriculum and other materials for primary and secondary school teachers and students to develop 21st century skills.

Administrators       Teachers         Parents        Students

PMIEF Foundational Guide

21st Century Skills Map

Toolkit for Teachers

Toolkit For Youth

These are just a few examples of what is provided.

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Each year PMI Educational Foundation provides hundreds of scholarships, grants and awards to further the study of project management around the world.


University Students - Scholarships for degree programs in project management and related fields

Teachers - Scholarships for project management courses to help you in the classroom

PM Practitioners - Scholarships for project management courses that help you advance your career

Nonprofits & NGOs - Scholarships for project management courses that help you help others


Grants for Nonprofits - PMIEF provides grants to nonprofit organizations with a 501 c 3 or international equivalent

Doctoral Research Grants - PMIEF gives grants to doctoral students at accredited colleges and universities for research projects in project, program, and/or portfolio management.


Donald S. Barrie Award - Learn more

 James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award (ISPA) – Learn more

The Kerzner Award – Learn more

Resources for Nonprofits and NGOs

PMIEF's resources provide no-cost project management learning for nonprofits and NGOs to become more effective and efficient, and to help in recovery efforts to rebuild after disasters strike.

Learning Resource Library

PMIEF's Learning Resource Library is the repository for the no-cost project management learning materials as well as case studies of successful project management skills integration.

Want to Learn More?

Should you need further assistance or have any questions, please email [email protected].