Proposal Rubric

TITLE:   Descriptive title of Proposal

YOUR & YOUR MENTOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION:

BACKGROUND:   – 20 points

What are you trying to do?  What is the problem? Why is this research needed? How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice? How would the results of the proposed research fill this need and be beneficial?

HYPOTHESIS & OBJECTIVE: – 20 points

State your hypothesis and describe how it could help solve your problem.  Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon. Describe what specifically this project will accomplish.

METHODOLOGY and APPROACH: – 50 points

This section needs to answer self-imposed questions and should reflect that the student has good understanding of the problem and of the barriers in the path. Some of the questions that should be answered include-

(a) What are the constraints (if any)?

(b) What are the technical challenges and uncertainties?

(c) What are the different approaches to this problem?

(d) What’s new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?

Explain your methodology to conduct the research and to obtain the stated objectives.

DELIVERABLES  – 10 points

(Itemize the list of deliverables with rough dates so that you can make concerted efforts to achieve them.)  What are the midterm and final “exams” to check for success?  How will progress be measured?

IMPACT – 10 points

If you’re successful, what difference will it make?   What impact will success have?  How will it be measured

Total – 100 points. Initial proposal should not exceed 3 pages. Submit your proposal here by May 17th, 2015.

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