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Proposal Format

Many agencies have prescribed formats for proposal preparation, including the required forms for text, biographical data, and budget. Many agencies also have page and type size and character per inch (cpi) limitations for the body (text) of the proposal. For agencies which do not have specific formats, the OSP suggests that the Principal Investigator organize the proposal as follows:

  • UT Dallas Internal Forms - certification and export control
  • Title Page
  • Technical Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Statement of the Proposed Research Project
  • Review of Relevant Literature
  • Brief Description of Proposed Activities or Objectives
  • Project Design or Procedures
  • Project Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Personnel Resources
  • Institutional Equipment and Facilities
  • Project Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Curricula Vitae
  • References (literature cited)
  • Appendices

Updated: August 19, 2014