Presentation on theme: "H OW T O W RITE A R ESEARCH P ROPOSAL H OW T O W RITE A R ESEARCH P ROPOSAL F OR A F ELLOWSHIP By Alkhansa Osama Dai Elnaiem Mohamed 1."— Presentation transcript:
H OW T O W RITE A R ESEARCH P ROPOSAL H OW T O W RITE A R ESEARCH P ROPOSAL F OR A F ELLOWSHIP By Alkhansa Osama Dai Elnaiem Mohamed 1
OVERVIEW A-What is a Research Proposal? B-What is a research proposal for A fellowship? C -Definition of Terms ( Cover Letter –Letter of Reference – Abstract-Personal Statement- Qualification -APA format) 2
A-W HAT IS A R ESEARCH P ROPOSAL ? “A document that is typically written by a scientist or academic which describes the ideas for an investigation on a certain topic.” -The research proposal outlines the process from beginning to end and may be used to: - 1- Request financing for a project. 2- Certification for participation in a project Required task before beginning a college dissertation. 3
A Research Proposal Must Answer Three Questions: What do you plan to accomplish? Why do you want to do it? How are you going to do it? 4
R ESEARCH P ROPOSAL TEMPLATE. 1-Title 2-Introduction. 3-Literature Review. 4-Research Question(s). 5 -Rationale 6-Objective(s) 7-Methodology (Study population, Study design, Study area, Sample size, Sample collection, Data Collection, Data analysis).Ethical consideration 8- 9-Budget 10-References 9 5
TITLE The title of the research proposal (protocol) should convey the main purpose (research question) of the research. The title is usually the first part of the protocol to be read and therefore should convey maximum information in fewer words (not more than words) than any other part of the protocol. it should indicate the area of research, introduce the research question and specify the research method to be used. 6
I NTRODUCTION -The problem proposed to be studied is introduced in this section. -It should help the reader to acquaint with the topic, should be short about one or two pages. -The problem should be stated in such a way that it’s importance and relevance is realized by any one who reads it.
B ACKGROUND (R EVIEW OF L ITERATURE ) -This section reflects extensive review of literature done by the investigator what is already known about the topic is written including the lacunae. -Just quoting the literature will not serve the purpose. -It is important to make it coherent, relevant and easily readable knowledge -It helps the investigator to gain good knowledge in that field of inquiry And to have insight on different methodologies that could be applied.
E XAMPLES OF A R ESEARCH QUESTION ? 1-What is the environmental impact of the disposal of plastic water bottles? 2-Does drinking alcohol in college impact a student's GPA? 3-Are children who play video games more likely to be violent? 9
OBJECTIVE -This is a very important and pivotal section and everything else in the study is centered around it. -The objective of the proposed study should be stated.very clearly, specific, achievable and measurable.-Too many objectives to be avoided -Even just one clearly stated relevant objective for a study would be good enough. If there is more than one objective the objectives can be presented in the appropriate order of importance.
Tip: Always check the program online website to be aware of their requirements and policy.regarding research proposal 11
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W HAT IS A FELLOWSHIP ? 14
W HAT IS A FELLOWSHIP ? ProdigeProdige answered 6 years ago (....Most often fellowships are programs that institutions offer which pay you monetary funds for you to work in a specific field, usually at the graduate or post-graduate level or medical school. Fellowships are usually for students who have a promising future and a specific interests that parallels the interests of the institution offering the fellowship. Besides monetary funds, fellowships may provide training in a specific area. 15
For example, the fellowship that I am doing right now pays me 5000 dollars for 5 weeks and I have to teach a class at the university as well as conduct 2 presentations on my dissertation. They pay for my living expenses because my research interests are in line with faculty members at this university. fellowships may provide training in a specific area. For example, the fellowship that I am doing right now pays me 5000 dollars for 5 weeks to teach a class at the university as well as conduct 2 presentations on my dissertation. They pay for my living expenses because my research interests are in line with faculty members at this university…….) ** Personal Experience ; I am a PhD Student in the Communication field 16
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A BSTRACT “The Genetics of Bone Strength in Mice” Jonathan Vu and Robert Blank (Mentor), Endocrinology The purpose of this study is to identify relationships between the physical and genetic characteristics of bones in mice. The physical characteristics include size, density, and the force required to break the bone, while the genetic ones are the genes of the marker loci associated with the genes that affect these qualities. This study uses strains of mice with reduced genetic variation. The two strains of mice that are the most phenotypically extreme, meaning those with the strongest and weakest bones, are crossed. The F2 generation from that cross is then analyzed. The results of this analysis can be used to find which genotypes correlate with specific bone properties like size, density, and failure load. The anticipated outcome of this lab is the identification of the genotypes that affect bone strength in mice. The findings may be useful in treating medical conditions that are related to bone strength. 18
APA F ORMAT APA style is a format for academic documents such as journal articles and books. It is codified in the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA). American Psychological Association The APA guidelines were developed : 1-To assist reading comprehension in the social and behavioral sciences. 2-For clarity of communication. 19
A PA FORMAT EXAMPLE 20
Example of Some Programs That Offer Fellowships 21