For Academics and Researchers

In accordance with the mission to further the equipment leasing and finance industry's body of knowledge, the Foundation is committed to working with academics and industry experts like you.

Publication Opportunities

Since its inception, the Foundation has funded nearly $3 million in research focused on the equipment lease financing industry. Consider submitting a proposal for one of the current Request for Proposals or send us your own study ideas for new research on an industry topic.

The Journal of Equipment Lease Financing (JELF) is peer-reviewed and provides an opportunity to publish your work in the most widely used and cited journal in the equipment finance industry.

Resources Available

The Foundation's online library houses numerous studies, industry reports, Journal articles and white papers free of charge. See our Publications Catalog for current study offerings.

As a commissioned researcher, you may gain access to several statistical databases, capturing thousands of data points on equipment finance transactions and benchmarking activity.

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Join our Academic Community

The Foundation is building its outreach to interested students and academics. If you wish to receive our RFPs as soon as opportunities are available, please be sure we have your current contact information.

Students: Please send your name, university, address, major, and expected graduation date to us at

Academics: Please send your name, university, areas of expertise, and complete contact information to the Foundation at

Independent, forward-looking resources for the equipment finance industry.