IMPAQ is a premier public policy research organization with an exemplary track record in designing and implementing research and evaluation studies of workforce development, training, health care, education and international development programs.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure benefits and rights.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.
2013 Employment and Training Administration’s Research Papers Program.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and on its behalf IMPAQ International (IMPAQ), are pleased to announce the competition of the 2013 ETA Research Papers Program and invite Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students in the fields of public policy, economics, and other social sciences to perform research on issues relating to employment and training. ETA plans to award approximately $80,000 on a competitive basis to fund up to 10 research papers. Selected applicants have six months to produce their research paper. Winning proposals must be relevant to ETA policies and address topics on employment and training issues while exhibiting thematic creativity, well-thought out designs, and valid and appropriate methods.
The Application Process
In order to successfully submit an application package, candidates for the program must complete the following:
1. Complete an Application Information Form and Advisor Information Form.
2. Submit the Research Proposal along with the following forms: Applicant Information Form, Signed Advisor Information Form, Project Timeline, Budget, and Curriculum Vitae.
Note: The proposal and all supporting documents must be submitted by November 11, 2013 electronically as both Microsoft Word Format (.doc or.docx) and Portable Document Format (.PDF), except for the letter of recommendation, to ETAResearchPapersProgram@impaqint.com. Any application which does not meet this requirement will be considered not eligible for this solicitation.ETA does not commit to reviewing any submissions that are incomplete or not compliant with the specifications laid out in the Program Information Form.