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Research Opportunities

Research Assistantships

 

NIH (U54) Grant for Social Marketing and Technology to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates among Mexican American Children

From 2014 to 2017, BIC will be partnering with Memorial Sloan Kettering on a joint $750,000 research project to develop and implement a communications campaign aimed at increasing HPV vaccination rates in the immigrant Mexican community here in New York City. A limited number of PAID research assistantships will be available to BIC students interested in working on this project to assist in developing strategies and creating an actual campaign centered at the Mexican Consulate here in New York City. Interested students can contact Professor Gerardo Blumenkrantz directly at gblumenkrantz@ccny.cuny.edu.

 

 

 

Research Awards/Scholarships

 

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership runs a number of student fellowships and programs available to graduate students at the City College of New York. Interested students can follow this link for more information: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/colinpowellschool/powellschoolscholarships.

 

Ketchum Excellence in PR Research Award 

The purpose of the award is to promote, foster and assist in the development of new research methods in public relations, focusing specific attention on measuring public relations effectiveness. The resulting research paper will be published on the Institute website.
 
$7,500 ten-week public relations research internship with Ketchum in New York City during the summer of 2013. Intern will report to Mary Elizabeth Germaine, Senior Vice President. The successful candidate will work an average of a 40-hour workweek with Ketchum Global Research & Analytics on a variety of assignments. These assignments will be for current or prospective Ketchum Research clients, and will be structured to provide a broad array of experience for the intern.  At the end of this experience, the Fellow will produce a research paper intended for practitioners, although others relevant to the furtherance of PR measurement and evaluation at Ketchum will be considered. The Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend for the research paper after it has been accepted for publication by IPR.
 
IPR recommends the following topics:  What drives choice and changes behavior? Organizational communication; A broader context for social networking and what it means; Restoring reputation in an environment of extremely low trust; Models to predict the probability of public relationship outcomes. 
 
ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students majoring in public relations, communications, business, or research who have completed at least one year of study towards a Masters or Ph.D. degree and one research methodology course. Fluency in English is required. 
 
DEADLINE: February 26, 2016.  Click Here to Apply
 

 

Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship

$5000 + lodging + 6-week internship at PRIME USA HQ in Ann Arbor. This award supports and encourages graduate student interest in applied public relations research as a career opportunity. The Fellow will work at PRIME Research's Ann Arbor, MI, offices for six weeks in the summer following the end of the academic year to learn more about public relations research including data collection, data analysis, interpretation of research results and consultation. The Fellow will be responsible for carrying out work as assigned by his or her supervisor along with other tasks to be determined in advance of the  Fellowship. In exchange for the above, the Fellow will be awarded a $5,000 stipend along with free walk-to-work lodging. At the end of this experience, the Fellow will produce a research paper intended for practitioners. The Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend for the research paper after it has been accepted for publication by IPR. The Fellow will be recognized at IPR's Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students in public relations, communications or business who are studying in the United States. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study toward a graduate degree, and at least one methodology course in research methods (e.g., survey, content analysis, experimental design, etc.). Additional requirements include: basic knowledge of statistics, computer and internet proficiency, fluency in English (written and spoken), and appropriate legal status to work in the US in such a Fellowship position. 
 
DEADLINE: March 1, 2016.  Click Here to Apply