Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in PR 

Sponsored by Ketchum Global Research & Analytics
The Don Bartholomew Award is intended to provide a public relations/communications or business school graduate student with the opportunity to gain practical experience in public relations research at Ketchum and learn what “research that matters to the practice” means. The intern will also have the opportunity to have their resulting research paper published on the Institute for Public Relations’ website. For more information, please visit here. 

Grunig Cision Insights Research Fellowship 

Sponsored by Cision Insights
The award supports and encourages undergraduate and graduate students interested in applied public relations research as a career opportunity. The Fellowship is named for James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig, professors emeriti, University of Maryland. The Fellow will work at Cision Insights for six weeks in the summer following the end of the academic year to learn more about public relations research. For more information, please visit here.

Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications

In partnership with the Page Society
The Page Society, in alliance with the Institute for Public Relations, conducts this annual award competition for original case studies written by students at accredited schools of business, communications or journalism that focus on corporate communication and the practice of public relations. For more information, please visit here.

IPR-PRIME Research Data Design Internship Competition

Sponsored by PRIME Research and CISION
The grand prize of the IPR-PRIME Data Design Internship Competition is a graphic design internship at PRIME Research for six weeks in summer 2020 at the PRIME Research office in Ann Arbor, MI. During this internship, the graphic designer will work on data design projects. For more information, please visit here.

Makovsky’s Best Master’s Thesis of the Year Award

Sponsored by Makovsky
This award purpose is to recognize and encourage graduate study and scholarship in public relations through an annual award for an outstanding Master’s Thesis. Entries are judged on their contribution to the advancement of research-based knowledge in the field of public relations and the degree to which the research is relevant or has an impact on to profession. For more information, please visit here.