Winner of 2013 CIPR PRIME Research Fellowship announced

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations in partnership with PRIME Research has announced that the 2013 PRIME Research Fellowship has been awarded to Bart Misiak.

The CIPR PRIME Research Fellowship is awarded on annual basis to a worthy recipient who demonstrates outstanding achievements in academia and an interest in applied public relations research.

Bart will receive a £3,000 stipend along with a six week placement at PRIME research, a fast-growing global leader in strategic communication research, based in Oxford. As this year’s Fellow, Bart will learn about public relations research including data collection and analysis and interpretation of results. His Fellowship will culminate with an additional £1,000 reward in return of the completion of a paper which contributes to the body of knowledge in applied public relations research.

Bart, a recent Masters graduate of Corporate Communication & Public Affairs at Robert Gordon University, has served as a CIPR course representative on behalf of his fellow students for the past 12 months. He will now take up his Fellowship where he plans to produce a paper analysing how the UK's top three banks managed their corporate image during the 2008 financial crisis until the present day.

Bart Misiak, Winner of 2013 CIPR PRIME Research Fellowship
I am very excited about being awarded the prestigious CIPR PRIME Research Fellowship, and to be given the opportunity to work with PRIME Research UK. I am a firm believer that in order to become the best you must surround yourself with the best, and this opportunity allows me to do just that. During my time at PRIME I plan on learning as much as possible from the invaluable opportunity being given to me, and further develop my skill set within the experiential learning environment. This award is validation of how necessary it is for students to take initiative and responsibility when it comes to their work. Without a doubt this Fellowship will serve as a great stepping-stone to the start of a very long career, for me, as a consultant of strategic communication.
Bart Misiak, Winner of 2013 CIPR PRIME Research Fellowship
Vanessa Procter MCIPR, Automotive Lead & Project Manager, PRIME Research
As a research firm steeped in academia, PRIME recognises the Fellowship as a rigorous approach to developing the public relations research leaders of tomorrow. As a former PRIME fellowship winner, I know that the program delivers practical research knowledge, real-world professional experience and opportunities for professional development. The competition was intense but we are thrilled to welcome Bart as our 2013 CIPR PRIME Research Fellow.
Vanessa Procter MCIPR, Automotive Lead & Project Manager, PRIME Research
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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).