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How to write your Research Proposal (Short)

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The Research Feasibility Study Funding Proposal is an example of a proposal using Proposal Pack to request funding for a research proposal to study and environmental problem. This is a good example to follow for anyone writing a research proposal.

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Components of a Research Proposal (Short)

There is no one-size-fits-all template for a research proposal (short). Proposal Kit templates can be customized as needed to fit any situation using the extensive chapter template library. Here are some key chapters typically included in this type of template. Use this template as your starting point and customize it as needed using the software included with each Proposal Pack or the Professional bundle.

Cover Letter

The Cover Letter introduces your proposal and outlines your request for funding. It's your chance to make a positive first impression. When used in a Research Proposal (Short), you'll briefly state the environmental problem you plan to study and why funding is crucial.

Problem Statement

The Problem Statement clearly defines the environmental issue you aim to investigate. Here, you'll provide specific details about the problem, its significance, and the urgency of finding a solution.


The Abstract is a concise summary of your entire research proposal. It should briefly outline the problem, objectives, methodology, and the expected outcomes of your research.

Expected Results

In the Expected Results section, you'll describe what you anticipate discovering through your research. This could include potential solutions to the environmental problem and how your findings could be applied in real-world scenarios.


The Hypothesis states your educated guess about the outcome of your research. This section will explain the basis of your hypothesis and how you plan to test it.


In the Modeling section, you'll describe any models or simulations you will use to analyze the environmental issue. This could include physical, mathematical, or computational models.


The Approach chapter details the methods and procedures you'll use to conduct your research. This includes your experimental design, data collection processes, and any tools or technologies you will employ.

Resource Allocation

Resource Allocation outlines the resources you will need, such as personnel, equipment, and facilities. This section also explains how these resources will be used efficiently to achieve your research objectives.

Time Line

The Time Line provides a schedule for your research activities. It includes key milestones and deadlines to ensure that the project progresses on time.

Literature Review

The Literature Review surveys existing research related to your environmental problem. This section will highlight previous studies, their findings, and how your research will build upon or differ from them.


In the Evaluation section, you'll explain how you will measure the success of your research. This could include metrics, benchmarks, and evaluation methods to assess the outcomes.

Budget Information

Budget Information breaks down the financial aspects of your project. You'll list projected costs, justify expenses, and provide a detailed budget that aligns with your funding request.

Project Summary

The Project Summary offers a brief recap of your proposal, summarizing the problem, your research approach, and the expected contributions of your study. It serves as a quick reference for reviewers.


The Definitions section clarifies any technical terms or jargon used throughout your proposal. This ensures that all readers, regardless of their background, can understand your document.

Examples of projects a Research Proposal (Short) may be used for

This document can be used in many contexts and has various uses depending on the needs. Depending on your situation, customize the chapter list as needed using a Proposal Pack or the Professional bundle.

  • Securing funding for environmental research studies
  • Gaining approval from research committees
  • Collaborating with academic institutions
  • Partnering with governmental agencies
  • Attracting investment from private sector stakeholders
  • Applying for grants from environmental organizations
  • Developing joint research projects with other researchers
  • Informing potential donors about specific research plans
  • Creating research proposals for educational purposes
  • Preparing documents for scientific conferences
  • Proposing feasibility studies for new environmental technologies
  • Seeking support for longitudinal environmental studies
  • Presenting to university boards for research endorsements
  • Proposing studies to assess the impact of climate change
  • Requesting funding for conservation efforts
  • Applying for environmental impact assessment projects
  • Proposing new methodologies for environmental data collection
  • Developing proposals for community-based environmental projects


Related To

The Research Proposal (Short) may also be referred to in different ways or be used in more specialized situations, such as:

  • Environmental Research Funding
  • Feasibility Study Proposal
  • Research Grant Application
  • Environmental Study Planning
  • Research Funding Request
  • Environmental Problem Study
  • Academic Research Proposal
  • Scientific Research Funding
  • Conservation Study Proposal
  • Research Budget Planning



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Chapter Templates Used in the Research Proposal (Short)

Cover Letter, Title Page, Table of Contents, Problem Statement, Abstract, Expected Results, Hypothesis, Modeling, Approach, Resource Allocation, Time Line, Literature Review, Evaluation, Budget Information, Project Summary, Definitions, Back Page

You use this this proposal for

  • Non-technical proposal
  • Project pitch proposal
  • Non-government grant, non-profit, NGO proposal
  • Nature, environmental proposal
  • Research proposal

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We include a library of chapters to be assembled based on your needs. All proposals are different and have different needs and goals. We designed Proposal Pack so you can customize the documents to suit your needs.

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