GUIDELINES FOR WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL - Rhodes University

Some general guidelines for writing a research proposal are provided below, applicants should follow more specific instructions provided by Schools or scholarship application procedures where these are provided.

Guidelines for writing a research proposal

The following guidelines for writing a research proposal havebeen developed on the basis of experiences at academic institutions providingadvanced training in nutrition. We have noted that students who plan and conducttheir first research projects often have difficulty orienting themselves withinthe vast field of scientific information and tend to focus their proposals on aminimum of relevant issues, ignoring many essential items. Therefore, astructured method has been developed as an orientation tool to help guide youngresearchers into scientific research. Furthermore, the method has also beenfound useful for the development of research proposals by a team. This isespecially important in interdisciplinary sciences such as nutrition, whenindividuals with different experiences and expertise have to be broughttogether. This instrument and procedure has been named SHARP: Structured,Holistic Approach for a Research Proposal.


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