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The Research Proposal Guidelines ask you to:

  1. Provide a short descriptive title of no more than 150 characters (approximately 20 words).
  2. Provide a brief summary of the proposed project in 250 words or less.

How you can approach this:

Think about your title

Choose a title for your project that reflects your research question in one succinct phrase. The title should be roughly 20 words and include your key words. Your title can be revised over the course of your candidature.

You may find it useful to review some thesis titles in your research area in the UWA Research Repository.

Poor titles are often ambiguous and do not provide an adequate degree of focus for the reader.

Write a brief summary

A well written summary provides a succinct overview of the research proposal. The summary should clearly indicate why your proposed research is important, what your project aims to address, and how the project will be undertaken.

Often it is easiest to write the summary after you have completed the research proposal as you can more easily identify your key points at this stage. Include only these key points in your summary - do not include anything new,

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