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

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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