The proposal is to be included with this application as a PDF document (see below). It is to consist of a maximum of three (3) single-spaced pages of narrative and one (1) budget page. The three page limit for the narrative includes all figures but not references. References should be included on an additional page. Margins must be a minimum of one inch (1"), and the font must be 12 pt. or larger. Proposals not meeting these requirements will not be considered for funding.
Briefly describe your thesis/dissertation project in non-technical language. Include in this description: background information on the topic, a statement of the problem, specific goals, a summary of preliminary results or work (if available), and a timetable for completion of the thesis/dissertation project. The narrative must not exceed three (3) single-space pages (not including references). References should be included on a separate page, be in a standard format for your discipline, and provide the names of all authors and the full title.
On one (1) page, provide a list of specific expenditures and a justification for each. Also include a budget rationale (describe why this research grant is necessary and how it will be used to further your thesis/dissertation project). Give the actual cost for each item, that is, do not "round up" or estimate prices. Awards will be for a minimum of $500.00 and a maximum of $1,000.00. Requests outside of this range will not be considered. If the budget total exceeds $1,000.00, a specfic requested amount must be given, and the justification must include a description of the source of the additional funds.