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Total-16000 characters including spaces(total 5 pages),Approach 4,5 pages and significance 0.5 page
The quality of your research project design and plan; how and when
the project will be completed.
? Are your methods and approaches appropriate to deliver the proposed outputs and achieve the contributions?
? Well-defined and justified approach
? Addressing potential opportunities that may be proactively sought and
planned for — but also may arise unexpectedly
? What are potential challenges and mitigation strategies? ? Critical scientific, technical or organizational challenges ?
Realistic responses to tackle those challenges
Feasibility: Approach (Section 3 – Approach)
• Describe your project design in detail, including ? Methodology
• Describe your methods to achieve each objective (aim)
• Address feasibility of objectives by outlining:
? Timelines and key milestones for completing the project
• Ensure milestones and deliverables are realistic
• Explain how you will measure progress and success
? Strategies to mitigate potential challengesdeadline in 2 days, interdisciplinary health science.
Research Plan (approximately half the alloted pages)
General Objective and Specific Aims
Specific Aim 1
Specific Aim 2, etc.,
Begin with a short paragraph summarizing points that were probably made earlier in the Background, but which can always bear
brief repetition for a tired reviewer. Thus, state where both (i) current knowledge, and (ii) your preliminary/previous work
have led you. If you want to put in a “Rationale” paragraph, this is the place for it. Rationale paragraphs can be useful in
indicating why you are particularly well equipped to tackle the proposed research, why the question is compelling, and why
your approach is ideal.
As part of the introduction to the Research Plan, restate the General Objective and Specific Aims.
Key points in writing the Research Plan:
Write the Research Plan around each Specific Aim.
For each Specific Aim, state the Expected Outcomes, Potential Problems and Alternative Strategies, Techniques and Timelines.
What will your experiments tell you, and why is that outcome particularly important to obtain? For example, “These studies
will define the role of (your favourite protein) in (your favourite biological activity). More generally, this work will
identify the major interacting partners of (your favourite protein), providing the first link between (whatever you are
studying) and (whatever you want to link it with)”.
Don’t propose 13 approaches to doing something. Clearly identify your number one preferred method or strategy to achieve a
Specific Aim, and justify your preference. At the end of that paragraph/section, indicate that, “If this approach
unexpectedly proves to be unsuccessful, we will use the method of Brenda Rachubinski, which has also been demonstrated to be
In identifying potential problems, and alternative strategies that you will employ if those problems are encountered, be
relatively brief. You mainly want to show an awareness of the problems that may arise, and of the alternative approaches that
can be used if the problems do indeed occur.
Timelines: Briefly state the estimated time, in months, required for each Specific Aim.
Significance—a short paragraph at the end of the grant
This paragraph is obligatory and expected, but frankly, the significance of your research should be apparent right from the
first sentences of your Summary of Research Proposal. This paragraph is a good place to bring out some additional
implications of your work, and to sketch a brilliant future for the area of your research.Include Gender and Sex in Your
Research Design (when appropriate)
all research applicants will integrate gender and sex into their research designs when appropriate. There is a requirement
that all grant applicants respond to mandatory questions about whether their research designs include gender and sex
The questions are:
Are sex (biological) considerations taken into account in this study? (Y/N)
Are gender (socio-cultural) considerations taken into account in this study? (Y/N)
(If the respondent answers “YES” for one or both questions) Please describe how the sex and/or gender considerations will be
considered in your research proposal. (maximum of 2,000 characters)
(If the respondent answers “NO” for one or both questions) Please explain why sex and/or gender are not applicable in your
research proposal. (maximum of 2,000 character