A chapter on proposal structure, part of a longer work on designing and writing a proposal. Use the links to the other chapters to help with different stages of your proposal work.
In this example the lack of published scholarship is particularly important.) • Explaining the methods you intend to use to conduct your research.
(Tip: Aim for descriptions of methods that will be both comprehensible to general readers and informative for experts.
In the humanities such pre-established structures for research proposals are rare, but application forms are common and may demand reformulation, restructuring and reformatting of research information.
The example I offer here is written in normal paragraphs to meet the following requirements for an application for the fictional Richard James Manuscript Studies Research and Travel Grant: • Providing a brief description of your research plans relevant to the objectives of the organisation.
(Tip: Connecting your research to the goals and objectives of the funding organisation as soon as possible –definitely in the first paragraph – is advisable.) • Clarifying why you are especially well qualified to do the research, and enclosing university transcripts, a CV, a publication list, letters of reference and other documentation to support your claims. (Tip: This is specific to the grant, but many grants have such precise requirements, so consult the instructions and follow them exactly.) • Describing how the planned research is particularly valuable or necessary.
(Tip: Be specific and honest – anything else is unprofessional and fraudulent.) • Outlining how the research is related to the work of the scholar R. (Tip: Discussing published literature in the field or on your topic can ground your expectations and provide readers with a context for your research.
A research proposal is a succinctly written document outlining the premise of the research to be conducted.
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