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. 

Jack Koten 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.

Cision Insights Fellowship Award

The purpose of the Cision Insights Fellowship is to support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in applied public relations research as a career. The winners of the fellowship will be given free access to Cision Insights software, which will be used to produce a 2-3 page solo-authored research report or social/traditional media analysis and accompanying blog for publication by IPR. They will also receive guidance and mentorship from an experienced Cision Insights analyst. For more information, please visit here. 

Orangefiery Best IN Master’s Thesis Award

The purpose of the Orangefiery Best in Master’s Thesis Award is to support and encourage graduate level 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 the profession.  For more information, please visit here. 


Ragan Research Award

The purpose of the Ragan Research Award is to offer students an opportunity to conduct secondary research on an important topic in the PR industry. The winner will receive a $1,500 stipend to produce a small research brief (~ five pages) on a suggested topic. The winner’s research paper will be published on the IPR website, Ragan website, and PR Daily. For more information, please visit here.