Prime banner graphic

CIPR PRIME Student Fellowship Award

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and PRIME Research are offering the chance for one recent graduate to receive the annual CIPR PRIME Fellowship.

The Fellowship supports and encourages graduate student interest in applied public relations research as a career, and supports the pursuit of such a career through the opportunity to receive vital work experience and financial assistance from PRIME research.

The Fellowship includes a £3,000 stipend with an additional £1,000 reward for the successful completion of a high quality publishable paper. The winner will also benefit from free walk-to-work accommodation during the entirety of the six-week fellowship.

Deadline extension

The deadline for this award has been extended until Wednesday 10 July.

Previous winners

What does the Fellowship entail?

  • Working for six weeks at PRIME Research's office in Oxford, England, between August and September (to be confirmed with the winning Fellow)
  • Completion of a paper contributing to the body of knowledge in applied public relations research, published by the CIPR
  • Working with a supervisor from PRIME who will guide you through PRIME's well-refined and expertly designed media analysis systems, as well as helping you select your research paper topic and supporting you through the writing process

Who can enter?

To be eligible for the Fellowship you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You must have graduated from university in the last year or be a current final-year student
  • You will need to have completed at least one methodology module in research methods (e.g. survey, content analysis, experimental design, etc.)
  • You will need to have a university background in communications, PR or social sciences with at least one completed year
  • Have excellent communication skills, the confidence to present and the ability to write with precision
  • Have highly proficient computer skills

How do I enter?

To enter, please use the online entry form. The online entry form requires you to upload:

  • A personal statement explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the Fellowship
  • A CV (maximum two pages)
  • A recommendation letter from your university tutor, advisor or course leader
  • A statement of interest, including a brief outline of research interests and your proposed topic for the final paper

You will need to complete the entry form by 30 June 2013 to be in with a chance of winning.


  1. Thursday 16 May - applications open.
  2. Sunday 30 June - deadline for entries.
  3. Monday 22 July and Tuesday 23 July - shortlisted entrants invited to interviews in Oxford (via Skype if necessary).
  4. Friday 26 July - winner announced.
  5. August / September - six-week Fellowship to commence (exact dates to be confirmed with Fellow).