Applications open for project governance research grant

By Shannon Jenkins

November 12, 2019

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The Project Governance and Control Symposium is offering academics up to $10,000 to help advance practical research that improves the way projects are managed or governed in Australia. 

The not-for-profit organisation hopes to give the grant to a research project (or projects) that will “make a real difference to project delivery outcomes” across the public and private sectors.

Applications for the first grant close on April 6, and initial payments are to be made in May. 

The grant is available to any academic or postgraduate researcher — including PhD candidates — based at an Australian University, and researching a topic consistent with the PGCS’s mission. Both ongoing and new research can use the grant.

The research must be primarily focused on projects, programs, or portfolios in government practice or Australian business, and must be aiming to improve the practice of project governance, program governance, or portfolio governance.

The grant recipient will present a report on their findings at PGCS’s annual symposium, and will publish a report in the Project Governance and Controls Annual Review.

The Project and Program Management Symposium is held in Canberra every year, drawing the defence and infrastructure sectors, central agency and coordination leaders, contractors and consultants, and project leaders across government. Past events have hosted a range of academic, private enterprise, and government presenters, including the former secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Professor Peter Shergold, and former Defence official, Roxanne Kelley.

The next event will be held on August 25-27, 2020, with the theme 20:20 Vision – Delivering project success in the next decade.

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