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NSF REU Research Experience for Undergraduates Sample Proposals | University of Southern Maine

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We never want to copy another proposal, but sometimes it helps to have one as an example.

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The Art of Writing Grant Proposals: Part II - Writing an Effective Research Proposal

The Art of Writing Grant Proposals: Part II - Writing an Effective Research Proposal | Water, Weather, Climate | Scoop.it
As I have mentioned in the previous article, even if you are not yet in the world of grant application, it could be useful to inform yourself about it on time.
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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, June 20, 2013 11:39 AM

YES!!! This is the most important feature of a strong proposal...


A good idea
Of course, without a genuine, original research theme you can’t even begin. The research you would like to do has to be significant in some way, from developing a new method to basic research. It should be new and useful for scientific community. This is very clear to everyone, but maybe it is more difficult to explain why your idea is so significant. The way to do it is to give in your proposal the answers to following questions:

What is the knowledge gap that you are trying to fill?What do you plan to do to fill that gap (methods), and what "answers" do you hope to generate (results)?If you fill that gap, how will it change the way we think and act in this research area?Why does it have to be done right know, why does it matter now?

- See more at: http://1degreebio.org/blog/?achive=2013-6&bid=93#sthash.x5OuvH97.dpuf