Graduate Research School

Research proposal format


Further information

Why proposals fail

PhD and master's difference

Other formats

Your research proposal should be divided into sections and formatted according to our guidelines to prepare research proposals. It should be written in plain English for a generalist reader.

  • Complete all 6 sections (A to F) of the guidelines.
  • Your research proposal should be no longer than 15 pages.

Guidelines and advice

  1. Project Title and Summary
  2. Research Project
  3. Research Project Details
  4. Research Training
  5. Budget
  6. Supervision

Once completed, you will submit your Research Proposal and Research Proposal Coversheet for approval by a member of the Board of the Graduate Research School.