Sunday, October 19, 2008

Grants To Scholars' and Professionals' Contributions To Understanding Ethics & Responsibility In Public Communication

From The Foundation Center...

Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar Competition Grants to Foster Study of Integrity in Public Communications

Deadline: March 6, 2009 The Arthur W. Page Center ( at the Penn State College of Communications has announced its fifth Page and Johnson Legacy Scholar competition for the study of integrity in public communication.

The center will award up to $75,000 in total grants of $1,000 to $25,000 each to support scholars and professionals making important contributions to knowledge, practice, or public understanding of ethics and responsibility in public communication.

The center seeks to foster a modern understanding and application of the Page Principles and the Johnson & Johnson Credo by supporting innovative research, educational, or public service projects in a wide variety of academic disciplines and professional fields. Last year, eleven academics and professionals were awarded a total of $54,500 in grants.

The themes for this year's call for proposals are ethics in public communication; ethics of environmental communication; how company credos and codes of ethics affect corporate behavior; the role of public relations in fostering corporate responsibility; curriculum development in and pedagogical approaches to ethics in public relations; and other areas of Page's or Johnson's legacy, including political communication, public opinion formation and attitude change, history of public relations, health communication, and international broadcasting.

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