Carefully read all items below, before submitting your grant proposal:
- All proposals must include an executive summary, not to exceed one page, which sets forth the purpose of the research and a brief description of what the author hopes to accomplish with the research.
- A detailed budget must accompany each proposal. This budget will detail how funds will be spent. Requests for summer funding will be considered.
- Identify specific activities and timetable for meeting your research stated objectives.
- Identify those organizations/individuals, if any, with which you plan to collaborate and other resources you may draw upon (financial and otherwise) to complete this project.
- All grant applicants will be required to submit vitae, detailing qualifications and academic and other relevant experience.
- Research proposals must be submitted electronically.
- All research proposals are subject to modification by the Foundation's Research Committee and/or Board of Trustees. Proposals so modified may be resubmitted.
- All grant awardees must agree to submit an appropriate version of the research study for publication, an article for Foundation's Journal of Equipment Lease Financing, a 250 word abstract, and if requested by the ELFF Board of Trustees, be available for verbal and on-line presentations.
- The amount of the grant award may vary based on the strength of the application and the number of applicants.
- Projects that are awarded a grant must be complete within 6 months of the date of the acceptance letter (unless otherwise agreed upon).
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?