The Post-Award Project Management Group offers a forum for professionals (EARMA Members and their guests) involved in providing Project Management support and services to research and innovation projects and programmes. With the growing need for research project management support and tools, specific jobs and careers to support research management are growing and diversifying. The applicability of Project Management methodologies spans the entire lifecycle of research projects, from conception to post-project activities. However, it is recognised that most Project Managers are active in the ‘Post-Award’ domain of EARMA. The Post-Award Project Management EARMA Thematic Group brings together Research Managers and Administrators who provide support for  all post-award aspects of research projects, from negotiating the Grant Agreement, to kick-off and set-up of consortium and oversight boards, to final report submission - and everything in between.



The group aims to serve as an educational and professional resource, support, and networking platform within EARMA. The group will facilitate interaction, sharing of opinions and expertise, and the opportunity to leverage each other’s experiences in research project management. Events will be co-created with members to identify themes of common interest for the community, by the community, to share their challenges and exchange advice, resources, tools, methodologies and best practice around aspects of research project management.



PAPM TG events take place online 2-3 times a year, in recognition that many post-award project managers are employed directly on funded projects, which can constrain freedom to travel and attend training. Topics covered in previous meetings include Project Management Methodology and Research (April 2022), Stakeholder Management (October 2022), and IT Tools for Project Management (January 2023).


PAPM Core Group Members

José Santos, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Chair)

Katrin Reschwamm, ETH Zurich  (co-Chair)

Richard Twohig

Emma Leahy, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire

Jake Reardon, University of Southern Denmark

Doireann Wallace, Trinity College Dublin

Pauline Rasera, RMIT Europe


Get Involved

All Research Managers and Administrators are welcome to join the network. Please contact any member of the PAPM Core Group to learn more or join an upcoming meeting.

A call for Core Group members is currently open. For more information, please contact the group Chairs (José or Katrin).


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