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FocusVision Partners with QRCA to Support Young Professionals Grant

FRESNO, Calif. – July 20, 2016 – FocusVision,the global leader in market research technology, is proud to announce our support of The Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA), as the first partner of the 2017 Young Professionals Grant (YPG).

In its third year, the Young Professionals Grant program looks to help young qualitative research professionals enhance their skills by giving them the opportunity to engage with the QRCA and its members at the association’s annual conference.  Up to 10 accomplished young qualitative researchers will be given a free conference pass to the 2017 Annual Conference, ‘The Power of Perspective’, in Los Angeles, California, January 18-20, 2017, a $1300 USD value.  In previous years, nearly 200 applicants applied for this prestigious opportunity.

Says Monica Zinchiak, President of the QRCA: “FocusVision has long been a supporter of QRCA and has shared its progressive knowledge with our members.  I cannot think of a more perfect partner to help cultivate the next generation of professionals in our industry.  FocusVision shares our commitment to this initiative.”

As part of FocusVision’s YPG partnership, Steve August, Chief Marketing Officer, will be part of the selection committee that chooses the grant winners.

Individuals aged 35 or younger are welcome to apply for the YPG.  To qualify, applicants’ primary professional role must consist of designing, conducting and or analyzing qualitative research or are in training to conduct these activities. Applicants can be independent consultants, employees of strategic consulting firms, product/service development firms, academics or corporate researchers. Recipients cannot work for an advertising agency or product manufacturer.

Grants will be awarded based on age, experience level and a personal statement provided by the applicant. All individuals must meet standard membership qualifications for attendance at the time they apply. Conference attendees include anyone who qualifies for membership and/or anyone who spends the majority of their time as a professional qualitative practitioner. Only one grant will be awarded to a single company or firm. Grant awards are non-transferable.

For more information or to apply, please visit

About QRCA 
The Qualitative Research Consultants Association ( is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in all aspects of qualitative research. The QRCA offers access to nearly 1,000 qualitative research consultants throughout the world. The organization’s members include focus group moderators, ethnographers, consumer experience specialists, online qualitative professionals, social media experts, branding and strategy authorities and more. QRCA members develop inspired and innovative qualitative research that makes a real impact in the market research industry.

About FocusVision 
FocusVision is the global leader in market research technology, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming, panel management and mobile device usability studies. FocusVision’s services allow research professionals to engage with respondents in any place, at any time. FocusVision has over 350 employees and offices in the US, the UK, Bulgaria, Brazil, Australia and Singapore. For more information, visit:

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