New Zealand

University of Canterbury


There is no fixed formula for writing a proposal. Your challenge is to convince members of the research community that you

  • have identified a problem that can be clarified by your research
  • have a theoretical background and a methodical approach to solve the problem
  • have a realistic time frame and reasonable expenses budgeted for?
  • will be adding some new information to research debates on your topic

Consult your advisor on length, layout (typeface, line spacing, font, etc.), format, as well as a table of contents and page numbers.


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