Project: Research Proposal
COMPETITIVE RESEACH GRANT PROPOSAL:
This project is modeled after the DePaul's University Research Council Competitive Research Grant Program. In the case of CSC 426, the Competitive Research Grants provide imaginary funding of up to $5000 to defray expenses associated with research projects or creative endeavors likely to result in some form of scholarly publication or artistic presentation, lead to external funding, or directly foster further inquiry. The program exists to encourage 426 students to engage in scholarly and creative activities that enhance their professional growth in their fields. Funding is assumed to be for eighteen months after class approval of the grant. Funding for travel to present a paper or only to attend a conference or meeting is not available from the 426 Research Grant Program.
See the Assignments Section for due dates.
In general, the CSC Research Council supports applications for projects that
FORMATING AND STRUCTURE
Please take the following guidelines into account in preparing your research proposals.
1. The body of the proposal must be between 5 and 7 single-spaced pages in 11 point font and one inch margins on all sides (the 7 pages do not include the title/abstract page, the list of references, and the budget).
2. The title page must include the title of the research proposal, the author's name and contact information, and a revised, final version of the abstract describing the research problem and summarizing the proposed activity). This information must be limited to one single-spaced page.
3. The body of the proposal (up to 7 pages) must contain the introduction or background information; related works and literature review; detailed description of the research proposed and the research objectives; a description of the research design and research methodologies to achieve the objectives; and a detailed plan of work. The suggested organization of the proposal is as follows (including suggested page limits in various sections):
Section 1: Introduction and Overview (1 to 2 pages)
Section 2: Related Work (1 page)
Section 3: Research Design and Methodology (2 to 3 pages)
Section 4: Plan of Work and Outcomes (1 page)
Section 5. Conclusions and Future Work (1-2 paragraphs)
Section 6: References (not included in the 7 pages).
Appendix: Budget and Budget Narrative (Max. 1 page; not included in the 7 pages)
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