Mentioning your other efforts to obtain funding for the research can be a good idea, especially if you are seeking partial funding.) • Limiting your proposal to 1000 words or less.
(Tip: It may be the case that no one will check your adherence to word limits, but a proposal that is just under the limit is always better than one that is just over it in case the rule is rigidly applied.) • Including a reference list of 10 or fewer key sources in APA style to contextualise your research for the adjudication committee.
You might be asked to write a research proposal for a course assignment, a dissertation or thesis, or a funded project.
Writing a research proposal can be particularly challenging because proposals tend not to be public documents, so you may not have seen an example.
Learning outcomes include: identifying the characteristics of a strong qualitative research proposal including a look at the three main types.