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I would add one thing for a successful proposal: the first page or two pages are very important. Right in the beginning you should make clear what the research problem is, that it is an important problem, where others have fallen short in solving the problem, what your idea is to solve it, and what the benefits would be on successful completion of the work. If you are submitting a proposal for funding that will compete with many others, it is essential to get the main ideas across in a sort of executive summary (there may be a section for that, but if not you should still include the information in the beginning) or reviewers may not even read the rest of your proposal. Deleted profileA research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it. Generally, a research proposal should contain all the keys elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study. Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions:What you plan to accomplish, Why you want to do it, andHow you are going to do it. The proposal should have sufficient information to convince your readers that you have an important research idea, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that your methodology is sound.