The Institute for Public Relations and Ketchum will be accepting applications for the Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award through February 26.

The winning entry will receive a $2,500 grant to carry out a project relating to public relations measurement and evaluation and a $7,500 eight-week public relations research internship with Ketchum in New York City during the summer of 2010.

Ketchum is seeking applicants who exhibit exceptional intellect in the field of public relations research and measurement, and who can serve as a valued member of the Ketchum team in the New York office during the eight-week internship. Graduate students majoring in communications or research who have completed at least one year of study towards a Masters degree or Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.

More detailed information regarding the fellowship, including application requirements, can be found at

The Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award was created in 1992. Its goal is to foster the development of new public relations research methods, especially measuring the effectiveness of public relations solutions.

The Institute for Public Relations is a global, independent non-profit foundation headquartered at the University of Florida. It bridges the academic and professional communities supporting public relations research and mainstreaming this knowledge into practice.

For more information:
IPR: Robert W. Grupp — 484-557-8401,

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