About the Research Program
For more than 20 years, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has supported ongoing research within the equipment lease financing industry. The Foundation works directly with industry consultants and professors to conduct research. Annually, the Foundation provides research grants for approved studies.
Researchers and Consultants: Learn more about how to apply for and get your research proposals funding by the Foundation.
Grant Application Process
Carefully read all items below, before submitting your grant proposal.
- Application Procedures
- Guidelines and Policies
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- Deadlines and submission address
Tips for a Winning Proposal
When reviewing or considering a proposal, prospective researchers and the Foundation Research Committee should answer the following questions to help identify a "winner."
After reading this study:
- How can the reader use this study?
- How will the reader change his business?
- How can you implement this study within your company?
- How do you apply the findings within the industry?
- What additional questions does this study raise?
Each year the Foundation's research committee develops a priority list of projects. Please view the list and consider submitting a proposal to study one or more of the ideas. We also welcome yours.
- Research Priorities
- Access to our databases
- Recently funded research
- Review recently completed research
The Foundation can provide access to two significant databases of transactions and benchmarking activity.
For students and academics the Foundation can provide free access to material on the Foundation and ELFA websites.
To obtain a password please send your name, university, address, major, and expected graduation date to the Foundation at Foundation@leasefoundation.org.
To obtain a password please send your name, university, and complete contact information to the Foundation at Foundation@leasefoundation.org.