Emerging Markets Award from MRII, sponsored by OvationMR

The new Emerging Markets Award from Market Research Institute International (MRII) is sponsored by OvationMR and presented in partnership with ESOMAR and the University of Georgia. The award aims to provide free market research education to deserving individuals in Latin America, Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific regions. You can view the eligible regions here

The MRII Emerging Markets Award for eligible market research professionals in these emerging markets will provide access to valuable training in countries where it is needed most.

To apply for the award, please click here.

For more information contact:

Ed Keller, Executive Director of MRII, at

Female Founders Award from MRII and KNow Research

The Market Research Institute International (MRII) and KNow Research launched the Female Founder award for grants to support female founders in the insights industry. 

The grants are open to women owned businesses in operation for five years or less, and based in the 50 United States. Cash grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to two candidate companies whose applications best meet the following criteria:

  • A clear plan for the use of the grants’ funds that will positively impact the recipients’ organization as well as the insights/market research/analytics industry in general
  • A clear intent and plan to develop innovative products and/or services, or other valuable business case for the use of grant funds that will make valuable contributions to the insights industry

To apply for the award, please click here.

For more information contact:

Ed Keller, Executive Director of MRII, at

MRII Diversity Award for Under-Represented Groups

MRII created the Diversity Award program for individuals residing in the United States who come from under-represented groups in the population who want to enhance their market research and insights skill sets. The award covers the cost for a Principles Express course of the recipient’s choosing. Principles Express courses are administered through the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.  

At MRII, we’re committed to equal access to education for all market researchers and insights professionals. We stand against racism, discrimination, and inequality.

Learn more about the award, here.

To apply for the award, click here.

For more information contact:

Ed Keller, Executive Director of MRII, at

The Reg Baker MRII Award Program

The popular Reg Baker MRII awards program is open for market research applicants twice per year. Named in honor of the MRII’s past executive director and the first North American ambassador of ESOMAR, The Reg Baker MRII Award program specifically covers the enrollment cost for the Principles Express family of courses .

The Reg Baker MRII Award recognizes those who are making positive contribution to the profession of insights, analytics, and market research. Selection criteria include the demonstrated desire to serve the insights and market research profession, plus a financial need with limited or no employer financial support. Candidates from any country are welcome, subject only to U.S. State Department restrictions.  

To apply for The Reg Baker MRII Award, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: The MRII is making an annual commitment to fund these awards and is looking for sponsors to fund additional recipients. Please contact Ed Keller by email at if you are interested in sponsoring these awards.

For more information: Ed Keller, Executive Director, at at or Pam Bracken, University of Georgia, pamDOTbracken AT    

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