Please review the proposal outline below the assignment for assistance with developing your proposal. You should continue to develope the research you have worked on throughout this course. A good research proposal takes time to write and must identify what the proposed research will address and why the proposed research is so important. 1
. Proposal title: Your title will vary based on the type of research you’re doing, but in general, you’ll want it to be concise and descriptive. After reading your title, your readers should know what to expect from the proposal and be interested enough to read on. Identify your title for your proposal. 2. Create a title page. A title page introduces the title of your proposal, your name, and the primary institution you are connected to. Each sponsoring agency may specify a format for the title page. If an agency does not, apply the APA style. Include a “running head” in the upper left corner.
The running head will appear on all pages of the document and should be a shortened version of the title. Include the page number in the upper right corner. The page number should appear on all pages of the proposal. Center the full title of your research proposal roughly 1/3 of the way down the page. Double space it, and immediately below the title, insert your name. Below your name, list the institution you are affiliated with and the names and affiliations of any co-investigators you’re working with. In some styles, you may include their contact information as well. 3. Summarize the proposal in your abstract The abstract is a summary of the problem addressed in your proposal.
Your proposed solution and objectives should also be included, along with your projected funding requirements. Center the word “Abstract” at the top of the page. Begin the text of your abstract directly below the word “Abstract.” Do not indent the paragraph. The text of you abstract will usually be between 150 and 250 words. 4. List keywords that will come up in your proposal. Choose 4-5 keywords that capture the main points of your paper, suggesting what the topic is about as well as terms that are closely related. Keywords should be phrases that many readers might be searching for. Choosing the right keywords will ensure that your proposal shows up in search engines for readers who could benefit from it. For example, if your proposal is about heart diseases, you might use phrases like circulatory system, blood, heart attack, etc. Your keywords can be single words, or phrases of 2-4 words.