GAINESVILLE, FL- The Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research sponsored by Ketchum Global Research & Analytics (KGRA) is an opportunity for an outstanding graduate or doctoral student to gain practical experience in public relations research, and to publish their research on the Institute for Public Relations website.

The winner of the Don Bartholomew Award will receive a $7,500 stipend to work at the Ketchum Global Research & Analytics offices in New York City for ten weeks this summer. He or she will also be awarded a $2,500 grant upon submitting a research paper intended for public relations practitioners.

The prestigious award was renamed last year, to honor the memory of Don Bartholomew, a senior communications veteran at Ketchum.

“We are proud to sponsor this award in recognition of Don’s leadership in the field of public relations,” said David Rockland, CEO of Ketchum Global Research & Analytics. “Don had a passion for teaching the practice to others, so it is fitting that this internship provides an opportunity to learn about public relations research and measurement.”

The successful candidate will have completed at least one year of study towards a Masters or Ph.D. degree and one research methodology course before the March 10 deadline. Complete fluency in written and spoken English is critical. More information and submission requirements are available on the Institute’s website at A listing of past winners, along with their research papers, can also be viewed on the site.

Ketchum Global Research and Analytics (KGRA) is an award-winning, global team and the largest research and planning group in the PR industry. KGRA is committed to using innovative quantitative and qualitative research in all phases of brand marketing, corporate reputation and employee engagement.

The Institute for Public Relations is an independent foundation dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations™ and focused on research that is applicable in communications practice. Its research is available free at and provides the basis for the organization’s professional conferences and events.

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Jenn Moyer
Institute for Public Relations

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