Page Center grants to examine advocacy and narratives in public communication

Jonathan F. McVerry
October 02, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Each year, the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication funds a select group of research projects as part of its Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar grant program. For its 2019 call, the center is seeking research proposals that will contribute to the scholarly and public understanding of advocacy communications and narratives in public communications.

Visit the 2019 Call for Proposals page for more information on both calls. Application materials must be electronically submitted by Jan. 15, 2019. Scholars will be notified of the selection committee's decisions by March 15, 2019. While focus areas differ from year to year, the Center aims to support research that fosters an understanding of the Page Principles and Johnson & Johnson Credo, two philosophies that promote ethical decision-making in public relations.

Call for Proposals: Advocacy Communications

Leading the call: Colleen Connolly-Ahern, associate professor of advertising/public relations and Page Center senior research fellow

This call seeks original research in all areas of advocacy communications, including, but not limited to:

  • Production
  • Content
  • Media
  • Public opinion
  • Effects
  • Methodological innovations

All areas of advocacy will be considered, but areas of public health and social justice will be prioritized, particularly those studies focused on communications-driven behavior change and social mobilization. Research can focus on communications in both the digital space and in legacy media.

Click here for guidelines on submitting a proposal.

Call for Proposals: Narratives in Public Communications

Leading the call: Fuyuan Shen, professor of advertising/public relations at Penn State, and Heidi Hatfield Edwards, professor of mass communications at Florida Institute of Technology

This call seeks original research in all areas of narratives in public communications, including, but not limited to:

  • Uses of narratives in corporate and non-profit communications
  • Effects of narratives in crisis and reputation management
  • Analysis of narrative use in public communications
  • Implications of narrative use in political communication
  • Use of narratives and their impact in science and sustainability communication
  • Cross-cultural studies of narratives’ uses and influences in public communications
  • Moral, legal, ethical implications of narrative use in communications
  • Journalistic use of narratives and their implications
  • Case studies of narrative use and impact
  • Social media, narratives and public communications
  • Conceptual and critical reviews of narratives in areas of public communication

Click here for guidelines on submitting a proposal.

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Last Updated October 02, 2018