Questions tagged [research-proposal]

For topics pertaining to writing a formal statement on one's proposed research, usually for the purpose of obtaining funding or acceptance into a faculty position. It is also frequently called a "research plan".

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Participant selection conundrum for PhD in European country; local or foreign participants?

I am applying to a PhD vacancy at a Norwegian university which is in the area of social sciences. I have been told that it is better for my proposal to be geared to the Norwegian context with ...
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Should you briefly discuss your research proposal's framework/objectives in your personal statement for your PhD application?

I am drafting my personal statement for my application to a PhD program at a university in the US. This university, like many other universities in the US, does not require PhD applicants to submit a ...
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what do you think would be a reasonable amount of time to write 60k words book? [closed]

As my first time submitting a book proposal, it is required to indicate the amount of time expected to deliver the first draft of the book. I am not sure what to say because I have no idea about what ...
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What goes into a PhD proposal in mathematics? [closed]

I am going to write my research proposal for PhD in mathematics. Is there a template or are there any suggestions? I have already published a paper in a decent journal. Should I make a mention of it ...
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Difference between research statement and proposal? [duplicate]

I am going to apply for a research grant as a postdoc in mathematics. I would like to know is there any difference between proposal and research statement in the field of mathematics?
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Starting your own postdoc right after a PhD in another research lab

I am in the third year of my PhD in computer science and I'm graduating in a year and three months. I'm no longer interested in the research that I'm doing in my PhD and I'd like to switch to another ...
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Sharing a research proposal when applying for funds

When you apply for funds from a research council for a postdoc position, and the potential host is a university/organization that you don't know, do you share your research proposal with the PI of ...
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How to approach “potential benefits to society of proposed research” question on a grant application for a pure math project?

I have been writing a grant proposal, where it is based in the UK. I almost did most of the application, but I have no idea for the following parts: Benefits of Overseas Country: Describe any ...
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How should I interpret a book editor not responding to me after accepting my chapter proposal?

I had a detailed chapter proposal accepted about five weeks ago for a collection of critical essays in my field, edited by a retired professor who has been prolific in publishing while retired. In the ...
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How can I include a database/excel spreadsheet that I made in a proposal?

I'm writing my thesis proposal, and as part of the process I've converted what used to be a Word document form to collect data into a database/spreadsheet hybrid. I have to show how I'm collecting ...
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How to write a research proposal where the project description is given and known?

I am applying for this PhD studentship, where the project is known and is about a specific procedure. I have seen this question, here the chap who answers the question mentions to look at the ...
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BSc thesis proposal: how detailed is the norm

I'm in my last semester of a computer science BSc and need to write my thesis. Highly competitive environment, apparently it's the norm here that BSc theses should try for a publication. In Europe. I ...
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Master Thesis within Data Science with restricted knowledge and time [closed]

We are two double-degree students within the fields of business and data science. Our goal was to write a master thesis within the department of business & management and change it accordingly so ...
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Demonstrating capacity for independent work in light of parasitic co-authorship

I'm applying to a prestigious funding program for early-career researchers* that places a heavy emphasis on the "scientific excellence" and "intellectual capacity and creativity" ...
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Suggesting research topic of personal interest to my PI

I am currently performing some purely data driven research as part of my chemistry undergraduate research course. Through this work, I have developed a keen interest in what I’m doing. Several papers ...
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How to find internship or supervisors if not in academia?

I don't have a MSc in STEM, however I gained some professional experience in data-science, but outside of academia: I coauthored a data-model at my former startup, described in a patent application ...
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“Statement of purpose” vs “Research proposal” in the context of graduate studies?

After consulting google, what I am able to understand is that a statement of purpose is a document that is used when applying for graduate studies and it mentions the aptitude and motivation for ...
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What should be the main concerns while writing the research methodology section of a research proposal? [closed]

According to the research proposal evaluation results I have received, my supervisor advised me to elaborate more on the research methodology I chose. This is a research related to computer science, ...
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How can I avoid overuse of words like “however” and “therefore” in academic writing?

I am in the field of computer science (more specifically robotics), and as I am writing, I must actively avoid using the words "however", "therefore", etc... every few sentences. ...
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Strange/impolite to request a faculty I've not met before to have a look at a postdoc research proposal I've written?

I'm submitting postdoctoral applications to a few places to receive external grants, and I've written a proposal all by myself. However, I'm planning to come back to academia after two years in ...
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NSF proposal still pending but status date changed! [duplicate]

It has been 6 months since I submitted an NSF proposal. I noticed the status date got updated to today, but the status is still pending. No email or call from the PM. Is this a decline for sure?
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How to write research proposal without the risk of getting my idea stolen

I am applying to some PhD programs this year. For some programs they require a research proposal - and this creates a dilemma for me. The more detailed the proposal is, the higher chance I get into ...
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Do I need to reason why I use a particular technology in my research proposal?

I have started doing a research related to NoSQL databases for the master's degree and I have submitted the research proposal. Proposal evaluation results have been released and the examiner has added ...
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Professor has no interest in the topic of my research proposal

For a research paper in my course we had to come up with a topic proposal. When I talked with my professor about my topic he did not seem interested in my proposal and only talked about a topic of his ...
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How to justify research assistant's role in the grant application

How can we justify the role of Research Assistant in the grant application? Everyone knows that faculty members are busy with teaching, admin tasks, writing grants etc. so they actually seek PhD and ...
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Is it OK to include public domain (wikimedia commons) image in a research grant proposal?

Obviously, with a proper attribution. Thank you.
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Can it be disadvantageous to actively publish in completely different fields?

I'm a researcher in a STEM field and work at an institute where research staff salaries (including mine) are dependent entirely on third-party grant money. I've already successfully obtained research ...
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The order of Aims, Objectives, and Research Question in the grant proposal application

What should be the order of my Research Questions, Aim, and Order in response to the following section. The order that looks logical to me is Research Question => Aim => Objective . Any ...
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Should a research proposal contain a discussion of my past experience and achievements?

I'm used to "research proposals" being purely focused on future plans and specific research aims, and not a place to talk about myself. However, now I'm making an application for a ...
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Can you submit the same grant proposal to two different funding organizations?

I have recently submitted an EU grant proposal, the chances are low as it is very competitive, and I have just come across another fellowship (UK based) which is actually more suited to my field but ...
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Where can I find good research proposals of researches in computer science? [closed]

Where can I find good research proposals of researches in computer science? I specifically need to see some example methodology sections. I am writing a research proposal where the research problem is ...
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How to categorize/name survey expenses in funding proposal budget section?

I am writing a funding proposal. I am finding it difficult to fit the following expense into a suitable category. Can I title it as 'Survey Expense'? (note that there are no specific categories, but ...
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Professor uses academic employees to write proposals

I am working at a German university after I obtained my PhD. My professor asked me to write project proposals to get funding. One and a half years ago, I spent all my time during 6~8 months writing a ...
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What is the difference between preparing a research proposal and writing the actual thesis in the case of theoretical research?

In some countries, whenever someone applies for a Ph.D. admission, the universities ask for a research proposal. A research proposal includes a literature review and bibliography. If the research is ...
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Can one submit overlapping grant proposals?

I plan to submit an NSF CAREER proposal this Summer. From what I have heard, the review process will take several months, and most likely I won't receive a decision until the next year. In December, I ...
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Can NSF fund Lecturers?

This question is somewhat related to: How portable are NSF grants between institutions and internationally? I am currently employed as Lecturer by a state university in the USA. I am a recent PhD and ...
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Recent data supported by media report, not by peer-reviewed article? [closed]

In the letter of intent for the dissertation proposal, the student reports data about the number of minority hires for x-number of program positions in the upcoming season. The source for the data is ...
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How closely should my research proposal align with existing projects in the department?

I am hoping to apply for a PhD in mathematics in Germany, where the most common method of pursuing a PhD is to put together a research proposal and then find a professor who will support you. This is ...
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How should one 'pitch' a research idea to someone in another institution?

And moreover, how to do so outside of one's own discipline? I realize the burden of entry is necessarily high in this kind of case, but if I have a literature search, discussion, and conclusion ...
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Should a research proposal contain sections

I'm writing a four page research proposal as a reply to a call for proposals for funding. Should my document be organized by sections ? or it should only contain text ?
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How do I refer to myself in a postdoc application research proposal?

I'm writing up a STEM postdoc application and the major component is a lengthy research proposal. I'd like to speak to my specific strengths in the area and provide examples (some of which may not ...
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How competitive is it to get Google Cloud Platform credits for research?

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers cloud credits for PhD students who submit a research proposal through their website: https://edu.google.com/programs/credits Does anybody know how competitive ...
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Submitting multiple research proposal to the same RFA as PI and CoPI

There are many benefits of being a PI while submitting a proposal to funding agencies, including that you often manage the funding and you get credits for tenure-track among others. Recently, I was ...
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NSF IIS status date changed, status still pending

It has been close to three months since my NSF IIS proposal submission. The status date changed today on NSF Fastlane but the status is still pending. Does it mean it is going to be declined?
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The “why it matters” of a research proposal

I have heard from academics in various fields that the usefulness of their research is not always immediately clear, but sometimes, a piece of research will inadvertently become important at some ...
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How to write a research proposal for a PhD position?

I want to apply for a Ph.D. position in a group where there is only their research summary written on the homepage. An applicant should write a research proposal and if the PI likes it then they will ...
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Where would you publish a serious research proposal/idea that you don't have time to work on yourself, but would still like to get credit for?

I am an ex-academic (Ph.D + a couple of postdocs) who has been in industry for more than a decade. I work in enterprise analytics and data science. My current work is fulfilling, but takes up most ...
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USA (or worldwide) Equivalent of H2020-ITN program

I am involved in the preparation of a project proposal. If you are from Europe and you do research the chances are high that you have heard of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. For the ones who are ...
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to politely ask if someone is interested in a subject generally and s/he would like to get more details?

I'm contacting a professor for getting possibly a research fund or to start a collaboration. Before sending the whole application and the proposal (which is a long document), I would like to send an ...
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In applying to graduate programs, what are best practices for proposing research to investigators before and during the application process?

I am a recent graduate of biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park and am currently working as a postbaccalaureate fellow at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. For context, I work in a ...