Researchers look for, rather crave grants for their research. A lot of advice is available from people for ways of writing research proposals so as to get the grant approved. Here is a list of certain suggestions that may help to add that weight in your proposal that it becomes worthy of getting considered for a scholarship or grant:
1. Pick up interesting topics: make sure your topic of research is interesting and clearly states the gap is existing research that it intends to fill up. It is not really necessary that your research has to be on a very unique topic. You must have some existing literature to hold on to and at the same time an interesting gap for which you can convince that your research is worthy to fill it up.
2. Have a clear definition of objectives of the research: At the proposal stage, the concreteness and clarity of aims and objectives is convincing to the examiner and the evaluating committee that the effort is not going to get diluted and lost somewhere.
3. Add worthy literature: Like I said before do add some worthy literature to show that your proposal lays on a strong base and has its fundamentals in place.
4. Ensure feasibility of the project: The project shouldn’t be so ambitious that it is not feasible only to implement. It is going to put off the committee to a great extent that you have set up a proposal that cannot be surely put through and if it is granted some funding, it may just waste it away without any conclusive results coming out.
5. Link yourself up well with the proposal: Only an effective and impressive proposal does not suffice. It is equally important to show and convince that the researcher, which means “you” is the best person to take it up and you r efforts would be concentrated to do full justice to the topic and achieve what is best meant to be achieved.
6. Have a framework for methodology in place: even if not a detailed research methodology, at the proposal stage, the evaluation committee does want to know whether the researcher is aware of what he is jumping into or no. have a broad framework ready to give yourself an edge over the other applicants
7. Have a planned budget: Remember, you are seeking financial aid from the committee and if you are granted some funds, you would be trusted upon its judicious use. You must be very clear about how much expense your research is intended to incur and how do you plan to spend judiciously and in a way that none of the money gets wasted and you can justify its wise use. A well planned budget is the first step in that direction.
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