Moreover, they are used to assess and assign appropriate supervision teams.
If you are interested in the work of a particular potential supervisor – and especially if you have discussed your work with this person – be sure to mention this in your proposal.
Organize your proposal so that it is tight, well-integrated, and makes a point, focused on a central question (e.g., “I am looking at this to show...”).
Depending on the discipline, a tight proposal is often best achieved by having a clear hypothesis or research objective and by structuring the research proposal in terms of an important problem to be solved or fascinating question to be answered.
Always make sure you discuss your proposed research area with a potential supervisor before submitting your application.
If you know the subject area you wish to work in, but do not have a particular supervisor in mind, you can contact the department’s administrator who will be able to help.
Check to see if this applies to the department/project you are applying to.
If you do not have a firm research proposal you should still provide as much information as possible with your application, including possible topic areas and intended source(s) of funding.
To make sure you have all the support and information you need to write a successful research proposal, we’ve provided some advice and information you might find useful below.
Your initial research proposal should: Some schools/departments require you to complete a more detailed proposal before they can make a final decision on your application.