The Right Destination
“Houston, we have a problem”.
- What is the problem that needs solving?
- What is your evidence to support this?
- Don’t include reference to material that is not pertinent to your contention that this is the problem.
- Why does the problem need solving? What are your reasons and evidence to support these reasons?
- Be realistic. You need to assert your case but don’t make excessive claims
- Show that you have the skills and experience to solve the problem.
- This part establishes your capacity. Early career train drivers may need to practice before they are let loose on the main line.
- Show how your work fits into the overall body of knowledge.
- Don’t rubbish other researchers in your field, it may be them who will be judging the proposal. Praise their work and show how it puts you in a better position to build upon.
- Why is your project the right vehicle to solve the problem?
- What are the deliverables that are needed to solve the problem?
- What are the activities you will carry out to deliver them?