2024 Research Fund is now closed for applications


At the heart of the CIPR's mission is the contribution the Institute and members make to developing the public relations profession and to shaping societies around the world.
Research has been, and will remain, pivotal to our development and success since we were founded in 1948 and we're keen for the PR Research Fund 2024 to play its part this year as we welcome applications from all areas of practice.
As with last year, successful research fund applicants will also have the opportunity to undertake a CIPR training course to help refresh or develop their research skills and knowledge (T&Cs apply)


About the Research Fund
The CIPR Research Fund, initiated in 2021, is a scheme that awards grants to CIPR members conducting independent research at any stage of their careers in practice. Our aim is to support critical investigation into a wide range of subject matters relevant to the advancement of public relations (PR). All research projects should focus on advancing PR practice with practical outputs which are replicable at scale.
Applications are welcome from individuals or pairs of CIPR members at any stage of their research careers. 

In 2024, the maximum grant per application is £2000.


How to apply 
Applications for 2024 are now open.
Guidance notes, details of the eligibility and selection criteria, and terms of payment can be found in the FAQs.

To apply, please read and complete the application form. If you have any questions about the application process or would like to discuss an idea for a research proposal first, please email Claire Bloomer

Due to the anticipated large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to give additional information to applicants beyond the feedback provided by the panel.


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