As part of its commitment to building the field of public diplomacy, CPD conducts research into thematic areas of perennial interest and identifies emerging trends deserving of further scholarship. Additionally, we welcome research proposals that match these initiatives. To this end, each year scholars are invited to apply for the non-residential CPD Research Fellowship program. All in-house research and related CPD events are designed to bridge the gap between academic and professional work in these areas. Current research initiatives include: