Please upload your proposal using the button below; only PDF files are accepted.
Doctoral proposals are limited to five pages (references may be up to two additional pages).
Master’s proposals are limited to three pages (references may be up to two additional pages).
Please format your document as follows: 11-point Arial font, single spacing, 1/2-inch margins, section headers as outlined below; naming format LastName.FirstName.Masters.Proposal or LastName.FirstName.Doctoral.Proposal.
The following sections should be included in your proposal:
The title should briefly convey, in general terms, the question addressed by the study.
Describe the following; up to 1/2 page is recommended:
- The importance of the problem in terms of societal need and/or advances in scientific knowledge.
- How the proposed project will improve scientific knowledge, technical capability, and/or clinical practice in one or more broad fields.
- How the concepts, methods, technologies, treatments, services, or preventative interventions that drive the subject matter will be changed if the proposed aims are achieved.
State concisely the goals of the proposed project and summarize the expected outcome(s), including the impact that the results of the proposed project will have on behavior analytic research.
At the end of this section, list in bullet-point form the specific question(s) to be addressed. Up to 1/2 page is recommended.
Describe the background and the overall strategy, methods, and analyses to be used to accomplish the specific aims of the project.
Include how the data will be collected, analyzed, and interpreted.
In the interest of brevity, this section should include highlights only. It does not need to include enough detail for replication. Include the following information:
- Data analysis plan
- Expected results plus how data will be interpreted
Briefly discuss anticipated difficulties in conducting the research and your contingency plan for completing the research successfully should those difficulties be encountered.
Include a timeline. Up to 1/4 page is recommended.
Describe how the funds would be spent. No indirect funds are provided to the student's institution.
Grant funds must be applied to direct costs of conducting the research, such as compensating participants, purchasing equipment, or copying materials.
Grant funds may not be applied toward the general infrastructure that supports research, such as paying research staff, renting or renovating research space,
or defraying the costs of professional travel (though travel to ABAI's annual convention to present research is allowed).
Up to 1/2 page is recommended.
Please describe sources and amounts of matching funding for which you are applying or that you have received.
Matching funding can be full or partial, and can take a variety of forms (e.g., tuition/fees coverage).
Grant applications with matching funding from universities or other sources will be given preference, but matching funds are not a requirement to apply for or receive a grant.
Also describe plans to identify and apply for funding sources to support follow-up and continuing studies related to the proposed project. Up to 1/4 page is recommended.
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