Please fill out our application form with your biographical data. Please attach a 2-3-page research proposal (see “Research Proposal Submission Form” below) along with a copy of your resume or CV. Please e-mail these documents to [email protected] and fax the original signed Conditional Use Agreement to 617 425 4511 (Attn: ESCI Research). You must also mail the Conditional Use Agreement to: ESCI Research Contracts Hay Group 116 Huntington Avenue, 4th floor Boston, MA 02116 USA Name Title/Position Organization Address City, State/Province Zip Code/Postal Code Country Phone Fax E-mail Type of research: Doctorate Masters University Affiliated Professor Corporate Other (Please attach your resume or CV) Please complete the following if you are a graduate student: Who is your thesis advisor? What is the name of the university your advisor is affiliated with? Address City, State/Province Zip Code/Postal Code Country Phone Fax E-mail Research Proposal Submission Form We are excited about your interest in ECI research and look forward to hearing about your specific plans. Using APA style, please prepare a detailed description of your proposed research plan using the following outline. We would like a 2-3 page, double-spaced proposal that addresses all of the following points: 1. Background: Describe the research question/issue Cite references that support the theoretical or empirical foundation/rationale of your study (e.g., previous research in this area, or related area) Please provide a clear and concise statement of purpose Please provide a projected date when you plan to have your findings in written form. 2. Proposed Study: Please list your theoretically/empirically based hypotheses Describe your sample (e.g., MBA students) How were they obtained (if from industry, please describe the industry or context)? How will they be sampled (e.g., convenience, randomly)? How many participants do you plan to obtain? Do you plan to use the ECI 2.0 or ECI-U? Is your study correlational or experimental? Please explain. Outline and operationalize your independent and dependent variables How will you ensure confidentiality and consent? 3. Analyses and Conclusions: (if applicable) Please outline any planned analyses Do you have any preliminary results or findings? 4. References: Please provide a list of full references for any studies previously cited Please provide references for any other studies supporting this project Thank you very much for your interest and cooperation. The Hay Group is a research based consulting firm and the above submission form is designed to ensure that research using our survey instruments is carried out to a high standard. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at the above address. Proposals not prepared using APA style or that do not follow the above guidelines will not be reviewed.