How to write a winning research proposal

A research proposal is much like any other proposal. Here’s how to write a winning research proposal.

In recent weeks, I have twice been asked to help with research proposals.

In one case, it was simply to edit and rework a proposal for a history/culture project, which included both a permission aspect and a funding aspect (since travel to both Europe and Africa would be involved).

In the second case, it was a proposal for an animal behaviour study in South America, including an abstract, hypothesis, literature review, materials, methodology and significance. [Read more…]