Proposal Description--attach below--limit 3 double-spaced pages to include:
o Nature of the research and significance. Describe the research and include an introduction, a summary of what you intend to do, how it relates generally to research or creative work in nursing, and why it is significant. If applicable, please describe any collaborative research arrangements involved in your project.
o Goal(s) and objective(s). The research project must be clearly defined in the case of quantitative research methods; you should specify the hypotheses being tested or the questions being asked. When using qualitative methods, describe the basic ideas, problems, works or questions the study will examine, and explain the planned approach of thought.
o Procedures. Include a description of what you propose to do including (as appropriate) methods, techniques, and facilities available for the project. A timetable for completing the work is essential.
o Expected Results and Data Analysis. Describe the type of results that are expected and how the data will be analyzed.
o Publication or presentation. How do you plan to communicate the results of the research?
o Feasibility of project. (For post-doctoral award). Include the background and expertise of the principal investigator as they are related to the project. A list of previous research or work relevant to the proposal should be included.
o Pertinent Bibliography. This section generally consists of 5 to 10 references in the field of study.