QRCA Wants to Boost Your Skills and Strengthen Our Community


The Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) invites individuals, 35 years or younger, to apply for the Young Professionals Grant.  Up to 10 enthusiastic young qualitative research professionals will be awarded this opportunity.  The grant includes full registration fees to attend our 2015 annual conference in Orlando, Florida October 7-9, 2015.  Recipients can attend any of the 30+ educational sessions led by qualitative experts, Thursday evening Gala, all networking events, and luncheon and evening meals – a $1200 value.

In order to qualify, your primary professional role must consist of designing, conducting and analyzing qualitative research or you are in training to conduct these activities.  Recipients cannot work for an advertising agency or manufacturer.  This year we are also welcoming individuals who are employed by strategic consulting firms or product/service development firms.

The essential educational event for Young Qualitative Researchers!
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Here is what some of last year’s grant recipients had to say:

  • The learning and networking opportunities as well as inspiration that came from the conference is unparalleled to other experiences I have had in my career thus far.  For some, this conference could be a launching pad for their careers, for others, this could be a catalyst in their already-developed career.  Win-win either way.
  • The amount of learning in the sessions has been fantastic.  It’s been like drinking water through a fire hose!  I wasn’t sure about coming because I just started my business 4 months ago but so glad I did.
  • I feel like the experience exceeded my expectations – I made great connections, learned a lot, and came back with some innovative ideas I could share with my team.  I’m thrilled I got the grant – it was a great learning and networking opportunity and it helps me create a case for myself about the importance of attending conferences and getting more outside learning opportunities.
  • It’s crazy not to apply!  If you want to be in the field of qualitative market research, this could be one of the best things you could do for your career. It was for me.

The Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) is a not-for-profit association of researchers involved in the design and implementation of qualitative research.  Our members are moderators, ethnographers, consumer experience specialists, online qualitative professionals, social media experts, branding and strategy authorities and more.  Our members develop inspired and innovative qualitative research that makes a real impact in the market research industry.


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