CIPR launches new PR Research Fund

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched a new fund to support the critical research of PR practice.

The Fund seeks to encourage CIPR members – at any stage of their career – to undertake practical research which explores subject matters in any area of PR practice in line with the CIPR Royal Charter and five-year strategy.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available and will be awarded by the Research Fund Panel consisting of representatives from CIPR’s Groups, Council, and Board, as well as representatives from academic and commercial research. The Research Fund Panel encourages applications from groups who are currently under-represented in the industry.

Anyone wishing to apply will need to submit a proposal indicating how their research will be innovative and what outputs and outcomes it will deliver. Research proposals need to be completed within the six-month period from May 2021

CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR
Research fundamentally underpins public relations strategy and delivery. So encouraging our members to flex their research skills on industry topics is just one of the ways we can help them upskill and support the profession. It is also yet another benefit of being a member of the world’s only chartered PR body.

We are looking for innovative proposals from any member, wherever they are in the world, and we especially welcome applications from people in groups under-represented in the industry.
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Friday 30 April but those interested are asked to submit an expression of interest by email in the first instance by Friday 16 April. 

CIPR members can access the application form here


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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).