ARLINGTON, Va.--(http://www.eapfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/)--The Employee Assistance Research Foundation announces a new call for research grant proposals. This year’s proposals will focus on workplace-related outcomes of EAP. The maximum grant amount has been increased to $100,000. Applicants have until November 5, 2012, to submit brief proposals. For a copy of the call for proposals, go to this website:
A pre-application webinar will be held at 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 25. This 90-minute event will be an opportunity to learn more about this call for proposals and to receive answers to any questions potential applicants may have. To sign up for this event, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/369089272.
The Foundation will hold a second briefing and face-to-face Q&A session on this grant process at 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 17, at EAPA’s 2012 World EAP Conference. The session will be held in the Paca Room on the third floor of the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD.
There are two stages in the proposal process: the submission of a brief proposal and, for those approved for the second stage, a full proposal that may lead to an offer of a grant award. Grants will be reviewed by a committee consisting of Foundation board members, which includes distinguished researchers and clinicians.
This is the EARF’s third call for proposals. In 2010 the Foundation issued its first call for proposals, focusing on the state of the EAP field. In May 2011 the Foundation awarded one-year grants of $40,000 to two organizations to support their research. At the conclusion of the second call for proposals the Foundation did not accept any proposals submitted.
The Foundation will accept applications from organizations such as tax-exempt educational institutions, agencies, or for-profit business entities (such as an LLC) that have access to an Institutional Review Board. The process is open to applicant organizations from countries outside the US or Canada engaged in EAP research.
The Employee Assistance Research Foundation was formed to stimulate innovative, rigorous, and theory-based research activities. That research will promote excellence in the delivery of employee assistance services throughout the world, assist in attraction and recruitment of outstanding scholars to conduct research, bridge the gaps between knowledge and practice by translating valid research findings into policy and practice, and promote and support effective measurement practices, performance tools, and outcome criteria.