Chemistry and Biochemistry

Suggested Proposal Outline

  1. Use NSF or NIH proposal format
  2. Approximately 15 pages (12-pt, single spaced)
  3. Sections (number of pages indicated are approximate)
  Number of Pages
Title page* 1
Project summary 1
Table of contents 1
Objectives and significance (Why you want to do this work)* 1
Background information (Literature review)* 4
Preliminary work (Work you have done to date)* 3
Proposed work (Should include experimental design)* 3
Schedule (Use a task-time chart and descriptive paragraph) 1

*Denotes sections to include in progress reports

Last updated 17 May 2013