The Institute for Public Relations awards an annual Grunig PRIME Fellowship to a graduate student interested in a career in applied public relations research. The Fellow works at PRIME Research’s Ann Arbor, MI, offices for six weeks in the summer after the first year of graduate school to learn more about public relations research including data collection, data analysis, interpretation of research results and consultation. The Fellow is awarded a $5,000 stipend along with free lodging walking distance to the office.

Amanda Stageman, a Masters student studying communications at Marquette University, won the 2010 fellowship and authored a paper on how colleges and universities are using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to engage and recruit prospective students.

The Institute for Public Relations is an independent non-profit foundation supporting public relations research and mainstreaming this knowledge into practice.

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