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How To Write A Captivating Research Proposal

How to Write Captivating  Research Proposal (Complete Guide)

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This post answers common questions we received on :
  • How to write  captivating Research Degree Research Proposals for admissions and scholarship application to study in Australia/abroad? (Masters/PhD research proposals for scholarship and admission)
Applying as a research student to study in a University is one thing, getting admitted is another thing. One of the many  areas where most documents have a shortcoming during this process resulting to a failure is lack of a good but capturing research proposal. Other areas include meeting the eligibility criteria, appropriate method to contact potential supervisors, knowing exactly what you want and how to go about it. Among all these components for a successful application in a given program, the most important is having a  strong fundamental skills to draft a captivating research proposal related to your area of studies or interest.( There is a bonus tip at the end of a post)

When applying to study in Australia like in many other parts of the world, a Research Proposal is the principal document that attracts a potential supervisor. What is a Research Proposal actually? A research proposal is a document just like the name implies, that proposes a research project, generally in the sciences or academia. It generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research. The reason you are proposing this research to a potential supervisor is generally because you intend to get a sponsorship which can be through acceptance, to recommend you for an admission into that program or a scholarship. To write a comprehensive and well captivating research proposal when applying for your admissions or scholarship program, the following components must be considered first:

  1. How are research proposals evaluated?
  2. What is the purpose of a research proposal? what is purpose of your research ?
  3. What are the fundamental skills required to write a good research proposal?
  4. What are the main components of a good research proposal ?

#1 How are Research Proposals evaluated ?

You should keep in mind that Research Proposals are evaluated generally on the cost and potential impact of the proposed research, and on the soundness of the proposed plan for carrying out that research. A research proposal therefore must be comprehensive and careful planned. It is not a day or a week work. In your research proposal, you are  expected :
  • To identify a specific research area in a given discipline and establish why it is significant and worth exploring
  •  To identify an existing or newly identified gap in knowledge that can be developed into a significant research problem
  • To  develop a comprehensive research project as a way of approaching the research problem.
  • To show that your proposed research project  can be completed within the given candidature period

                                 #2 What is the purpose of a research proposal?

The main purpose  of a research proposal is;
  • To propose a research project that will lead to a significant contribution to knowledge. Your proposed research should be adding value to science, it should should be producing new knowledge. It shouldn't been a work that has already been done
  • To construct a detailed plan of the project including methodological/analytical approach and a theoretical framework.
  • To make sure  that the proposed research is achievable within the required time and with the available resources.
  • To showcase that you have adequate expertise and experience to undertake the given project you intend to carry out.

So the question you should be asking yourself right now is :
What is the purpose of your research ?ie 
- What is the goal or what do you aim to achieve ?And through which method or methods? Do you have the expertise or skills to carry on this research? And do you think that you can achieve it with the given time frame for your candidature ?

#3 What are the fundamental skills required to write a good research proposal ?

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-How skillful are you ?
-What do you know about your area of study or interest ?
This brings us to question of what are the required skills to enable you write up a good research proposal. These skills are what your readers are looking for in your work. It is through these skills that you have to demonstrate your expertise in your area of interest/study. The list to these skills is unlimited but the most fundamentals are briefly  listed below:
  • Research skills and broad knowledge of area of interest or study
  • Methodological skills 
  • Analytic skills
  • Communication skills
  • Project management
  • Additional skill

Refer to Essential skills required for a good research proposal  for elaborated details on each of the above listed skills

#4 What are the main components of a good research proposal ?

Like i mentioned in the previous post, the required content and structure/components of a research proposal varies from one field of study to another. In some cases, some universities provide a template (an expression of interest template ) to situate your research proposal. In general, however, a good research proposal consists of the following components:
  1. Title
  2. project summary
  3. Background to the topic, significance, objectives and research problem(question)
  4. Review of literature/Previous works
  5. Description of the research method
  6. Expected outcomes/impact
  7. Project management (Timeline, Other concerns)
  8. References
Refer to Components of a good research proposal for elaborated details on each of the above listed  components.
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Tips : If you are having problems with writing a research proposal and need any form of assistance, i have two recommendations for you. Before i start ,you should know that Research Proposals count the most and its the key to your scholarship grant success. Writing one is easy when you get the right resources by your side.
        #1   . If you are a beginner and really interested in building your research skills and advance your self in this area of academic writings, then i suggest you get best selling books in the market on how to write research proposals. I will recommend you try a few search on google 
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 There are many professional writing service companies these days  that  assist students (high-school, college or university) with any form of academic writing service. They assist from a variety of academic services ranging from homeworks, essay papers, resume building, thesis, research proposals descriptive essays, personal narrative essays,123 essays etc.. at given discount price. They are many professional writers in the market, i will recommend any of the following writing service companies below as they are cheap and more reliable .These companies are among the top academic writing service companies 2021. Payments here are cheap and ranges from $11and above depending on your demand and above there is a means to have a direct chat with any professional writer/expert of your choice

Now that you know about how to write captivating research proposal, your next step is to learn about how to apply for Research Degree Masters/PhD program admissions and scholarships how to email potential supervisors when asking for studentship positions(Cold Emails). Before lodging  your application make sure you are not knew to Masters/PhD Research Degree admissions and scholarship requirements. Knowing some of these information is a step forward in securing a scholarship position abroad. Also take a look on this guide about how to make your applications successful.

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