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.

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Decline fellowship offer after writing proposal together

I am PhD student in my final months, and I know that I don't want to stay in academia forever. However, I wouldn't mind doing a postdoc for two or three years, because I really like the academic work. ...
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Plan for generating external funding

I am preparing an application for a full-time lecturer position. They asked me for a teaching statement (done), a research statement (done) and a plan for generating funding for the next three years (...
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What is the difference between aims and objectives in a research proposal?

Within the context of research (e.g., research proposal), what makes the Aims and Objectives different to one another? I am looking for a clear and simple answer. When I look around I often end up ...
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Writing a thesis proposal

I graduated last year and had been working on a problem. Now I have some progress and am interested in applying (non US places mostly, mathematical physics). How should I write a thesis proposal? I ...
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“Working Plan” in PhD application

I am currently writing my "research proposal" for my PhD in Statistics application, basically I am asked to provide: Project description (activities, methodologies, expected results). State of the ...
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Can I deviate from my fellowship proposal?

I got the prestigious Marie Curie individual fellowship (postdoc). The proposal I wrote is good but I'm not sure if I want to stick to it 100%. What is the expectation for such fellowships in this ...
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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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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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Citing non existence of a novel idea

Can someone please help me out here? I have a research proposal to present. I had a novel idea to present. First things first, I googled the idea and could not find it anywhere. So far so good. So I ...