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2017 EACE Research Grant - Apply Now!

8/15/2016 to 3/1/2017
Where: United States
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Now accepting applications for the 2017 EACE Research Grant! 

The EACE Research Grant is designed to encourage research and assessment within our field and share models that demonstrate design and outcomes. 

The research grant, in the amount of $2,000, will assist EACE members in conducting research and assessment within the field of career services or recruiting. Proposals for the research grant will include an outline for the year-long time frame as well as a plan for execution of the research, and methods for assessment of outcomes.



The principal researcher must be a current EACE member in good standing.


2017 Grant Timelines:

Application and Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2017
Research commences with the beginning of EACE fiscal year (July 1, 2017)
Project completion and reporting by June 30, 2018


Application/Proposal Instructions:

Proposals and applications must be submitted to the EACE Awards/Research Grants Committee by the specified deadline date via the online application below. 


Contact the Awards and Research Grants Committee chairs, Dayna DeFiore or Audrey Cooper for any questions:

Selection Criteria

The Awards/Research Grants Committee will evaluate the Research Grant application and proposal. The committee's grant  nominee will be submitted to the EACE Executive Board for final approval. The Grant Recipient will be announced at the Annual EACE Conference. Award applications will be reviewed and a nominee chosen by the following selection criteria:

  • Relevance and usefulness to EACE membership

  • Originality

  • Clarity of goals and objectives

  • Quality of design

  • Reasonable and practical budget

  • Quality of Assessment and Outcomes Plan

Reports and Grant Funds Distribution


Quarterly Progress Reports will be submitted to the Awards/Research Grants Chair by October 1, 2017, January 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018. The progress cited in the quarterly reports should mirror the timetable outlined in the Grant Proposal. The grant funds will be distributed in four equal, quarterly installments and upon successful completion, submission, and acceptance of the Quarterly Progress Reports.

A final report is to be submitted to the Awards/Research Grants Chair by June 30, 2018 and in the form established at the commencement of the research by the Standard Agreement signed by EACE and the Award Recipient(s).

Note: Any changes to the research timeline or objectives are subject to the approval of the EACE Board and cannot be undertaken without that approval. Any changes made without the approval of the Board risk cancellation of the grant award.

Proposal Specifications

The proposal must be typed, double-spaced, with each page numbered. The narrative should not exceed ten (10) pages. All margins should be no less than 1" and no more than 1.5".

Proposal Narrative

Proposal should include the following:
  • Assessment Plan and Method of Measuring Outcomes

  • Purpose/goal and objectives of the research project along with the research hypotheses to be tested
  • Relevance and usefulness to EACE membership
  • Research background including literature review or information pertinent to the research hypothesis.
  • Methodology including human subjects requirements, data collection methods and analysis, sample instruments  
  • Timeline for the completed project by quarter 
  • Itemized Budget may include: personnel support, postage, printing, travel, office supplies, computer time. Equipment purchases are not generally approved
  •  Appendices might include sample survey instruments
  • Names of the Researchers
  • Date

Standard Agreement

At the commencement of the Research, the Association and the Research Grant Recipient(s)  will sign a Standard Agreement that will outline the financial and legal obligations of the research grant award. The Agreement will address the following:

  • Expectations for Quarterly Reports

  • Expectations for the Final Report on the conclusions of the research

  • Expectations for presenting the results of the research to the membership such as:

    • Presentation at the EACE conference or another annual conference

    • Presentation in a network or professional development program

    • Publication in a professional journal

    • Report /research brief to the membership

    • Article in EACE Trending Blog

  • Establishment of intellectual property rights for any research, which results in a new product or service expected to be used by EACE, its members or the general public.

  • Plan for human subjects research training, if required.

EACE Research Grant Award Recipients 

(The grant is not awarded every year)




Ethnic Minority Student Usage of Career Services 


Jeffrey Alston

Assistant Director of Employer Relations, The College of Brockport, Office of Career Services.




2012 - "Motivations of Undergraduate Public Health Majors and the Pursuit of Careers in Public Health"; Warren Hilton, Assistant Dean for Student and External Affairs, Drexel University School of Public Health

Click Here to Read Warren Hilton's Testimonial

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2010 -
 Parents' and students' career beliefs at college entry and influence of parental beliefs on students' career success, Marianna Savoca and Elena Polenova, Stony Brook University (SUNY)

2006 - Parent, Student and Career Professionals' Expectations in the Career Development Process, SUNY College at Buffalo, Stephanie Zuckerman-Aviles,
Jessie Lombardo & Cathleen Walther

Apply Now 

To apply, please complete the online application below. If you have any questions, please contact Awards & Research Grant Committee Co-Chairs: Dayna DeFiore or Audrey Cooper.




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