The LSE Polis StockWell Communications Research Prize

25th June 2013

Tagged: Media | Reputation | Society Brand

StockWell Communications is launching a student research prize in conjunction with LSE Polis, the London School of Economic’s media think tank.

The prize, worth £1,000 will be awarded for the best research proposal on the topic of ‘Corporate Reputation, Media and Society’.

The judging panel

Carolyn Esser, Senior Communications Officer, Europe, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Matthew Young, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Kamal Ahmed, Business Editor, The Sunday Telegraph

Professor Charlie Beckett, Director of Polis, Head of Media & Communications Department, LSE

Anthony Silverman, Partner, StockWell Communications


The prize is open to any post-graduate student currently enrolled at the LSE.


The student must submit a 500-1000 word proposal on the topic. The proposal should include:

― an outline of topic area;

― its relevance to the subject area; and

― a view as to the value of the research topic to the corporate world.

Format for submissions

All submissions should be made in .doc, .docx or .pdf formats.

The prize

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take up a paid internship with StockWell to develop their proposal into a final research paper. This will be jointly published by Polis and StockWell.


October 2013 Launch event
5.00 pm, 13 December 2013 Deadline for submissions
12.00pm, 31 January 2014 Winner to be announced
February – April 2014 Prize winner to work with StockWell to develop the proposal
July – October 2014 Prize winner to undertake paid internship with StockWell for a maximum of three months during which the research proposal will be developed into a final research paper ready for publication. During the internship the student will be required to undertake other tasks to support StockWell’s business in addition to completing the research proposal.
Mid – November 2014 Research published & launch event

Submissions & queries should be made by email to