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 ( http://www.comm.psu.edu/pagecenter 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.

RFP Link:> http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15015458/commpsu

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