A research proposal is a formal document that outlines what you are researching, your justification for why you are researching it and how you plan to manage the project. It can also communicate to a funder or sponsor the potential impact of the proposed project or research endeavor.
Successful research proposals often require a great deal forethought and preliminary work including conducting a literature review, writing a data management plan and researching potential funders and their application process and timeline.
The Library provides resources and assistance for students and those with limited experience in writing a research proposal for scientific research. We can assist you with:
Contact your subject specialist to schedule a research consultation or visit the curated list of resources for further information.