Request for expressions of interest to tender for a research project

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations wishes to commission a comprehensive literature review to examine research already undertaken on the topic of the future skills required by public relations practitioners.

The review will be global in its scope, including learned papers from a variety of sources and a range of theoretical perspectives.

The final product will be a thoroughly researched account of the current state of knowledge regarding the likely direction of the development and growth of skills which will be required by public relations practitioners at all levels now and for the next 10-20 years. It will include recommendations for future research to complete knowledge gaps and make other practical recommendations.

The CIPR welcomes expressions of interest in this research from members and non-members, individuals and organisations with the capacity and expertise to conduct this project in early 2014.

Expressions of interest should be no longer than 1000 words and include the following:

  • background information (name, organisation, preferred contact details)
  • relevant qualifications and experience, including expertise of staff and details of relevant recent work
  • indication of availability to conduct research in Q1, 2014.

Expressions should be made not later than Wednesday 18 December 2013.

To submit an expression of interest or for more information, contact:

Phil Morgan
Director of Policy and Communications
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
020 76316926

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

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).