Thursday, 9 November 2017

Public Relations / Communication Scholarship for foreign Students in Australia


Brief Description: The Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) is inviting applications for Donald Dyer Scholarships. These scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or masters by research studies in the field of public relations and/or communication.
The Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) is the national industry body for public relations and communication professionals in Australia. PRIA represents and provides professional support and recognition to over 4,000 practitioners and more than 100 consultancies nationwide.
This Scholarship commemorates the outstanding contribution of Donald Dyer MBE LFPRIA to the founding of the PRIA. The Donald Dyer Scholarship was made possible by the generous bequest from the late Sylvia Dyer, Donald’s wife, who in her own right contributed very significantly to the work of PRIA and like Donald was conferred with Honorary Life Membership of the institute.

Students commencing or in their first year of higher degree research – namely Doctoral or Masters by Research studies – in the field of public relations and/or communication are eligible to apply. Applicants would normally be expected to hold a first class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Country of Study: Australia

Level Of Study: To Pursue doctoral or masters by research studies.

Courses Available: They are in the field of public relations and/or communication.

Countries Eligible to Apply: Australian and international students are eligible to apply


Benefits of the Scholarship: The Donald Dyer Scholarship is the largest research scholarship available in Australia for communication scholars and practitioners. The value of the Scholarship will not exceed $30,000 per year for a maximum of three years (for a full time student) with a six-month extension for Doctorate of Philosophy candidates. The Scholarship will run for two years for a Masters degree (full time). The annual lump sum of up to $5,000 PA will be provided to cover costs such as research-related expenses, conferences, overseas study and minor expenses as detailed in the scholar’s application

Further Criteria to be Eligible:
Students commencing or in their first year of higher degree research – namely Doctoral or Masters by Research studies – in the field of public relations and/or communication are eligible to apply. Applicants would normally be expected to hold a first class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Instruction on How to Apply
  • The research to be undertaken as part of their higher degree.
  • A statement from the university where the scholar will study, confirming that the applicant is eligible for a postgraduate research degree at that university, and detailing the course of study and the research program.
  • How the research will make a significant contribution to the development of the practice of the public relations profession.
  • Career goals and future plans
  • How the scholarship will help achieve their ambitions.
  • Other contributing evidence of the worthiness of the applicant may be drawn from referee reports, publications, professional experience, research field, communication skills, leadership potential and opportunities to interact with related disciplines in developing and implementing the research.

Interested Candidate Should Apply through the Scholarship link


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