The introduction should provide a brief background to the research proposal, briefly explaining the importance of the research being proposed, scope of work and conditions in which the project will be executed. A description of expected results should also be provided as well as an enumeration of fields/areas and the extent of their utilization.
2.0 PROJECT OBJECTIVES
This section should include a clear statement of the objectives of the research being proposed as well as enumerate assumptions, as appropriate. The objectives should be precisely and clearly defined what is the question that this proposal addresses and the significance of expected results. It should be coherent, well planned and linked to tangible and measurable deliverables.
3.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
This section should include the background for context and should explain the significance of the research issues involved. Details of the state of the art in the research field should be briefly included with references. It should clearly identify the gaps in knowledge that the proposed research will address; and indicate how it relates to work in progress or in the past by the PI and his team, and to work in progress elsewhere.
4.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WORK
This should provide sufficient information of the work to be undertaken and describe in details how the research questions raised by this proposal would be tackled. It should outline the general plan of work, including the broad design and methodology that will be adopted, and, where appropriate, provide a clear description of experimental methods and procedures as well as expected outcomes. The content of this section should be structured under the following headings
4.1 Approach, Tasks and Phases
Details of the approach utilized to achieve each objective of the project should be clarified and illustrated (Table 1).
Table 1: APPROACH UTILIZED FOR ACHIEVING OBJECTIVES
|Objective||Approach of achieving the objective|
Research tasks and activities should be divided into groups of assignments, listed in logical sequence and linked with the project objectives to be achieved (Table 2).
Table 2: MAPPING OF PHASES AND TASKS TO ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES
4.2 Research Methodology
Include procedures and techniques to be used with explanation why these are considered the most suitable to the research in question; detailed description of the experiments and measurements; as well as methods to be used in data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
5.0 PROJECT EXECUTION
5.1 Requested Resources
This sub-section should include details of all required resources with justifications
5.2 Host Institution and Host Faculty
This sub-section should include details of host institution and host faculty member, along with justifications
6.0 EXPECTED OUTCOMES
This section should include a clear statement of the expected real, tangible and measurable outcomes of the proposed research
References should be cited in the standard style used in scientific/technical publications. Links to online versions may be provided together with dates on which the material was accessed.