Resources: How will you draw on your mentors’ expertise?
Do you have letters of support from contacts (at field sites or other institutions) who will be critical to your project’s success?
Goals and Objectives: What precisely are you hoping to accomplish?
Literature Review/Current Dialog: What kinds of previous work do you use to justify your goals and objectives?
How does each line-item in your budget support a step in your project plan? We suggest you read the ones annotated with reviewer notes (even if the topic is outside your area of interest) to learn what reviewers look for.
You can also see also how resubmitted proposals respond to reviewer comments.who might you decide to share your findings with once the project is complete?Methodology: Explain how you will conduct your research in as much detail as possible.VPUE Student Grants support rigorous, independent scholarship in all fields (including engineering, fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences).If you are working with a Stanford faculty mentor on a The ideal format and language for your proposal will vary with the kind of project you envision, and with the discipline in which your project is situated.Please note that these proposals serve as exemplars for students applying for VPUE Student Grants.The research proposal can serve many useful functions.Will experts in your discipline agree that your plan is a good one? What final product(s) do you envision will result from your project?For immersive summer projects (Major Grant and Chappell Lougee), what specifically will you do during each of the ten weeks of your project.Research proposals can be effective starting places to discuss projects with your professors, too.A professor who is initially skeptical about a project may be able to imagine it more easily after reading a well written research proposal (this doesn't mean he or she will approve the topic, especially if there are significant potential difficulties that you haven't considered).