by M Annersten & R Wredling
In European Diabetes Nursing
A structured written research proposal is a necessary requirement when making an application for research funding or applying to an ethics committee for approval of a research project. A proposal is built up in sections of theoretical background; aim and research questions to be answered; a description and justification of the method chosen to achieve the answer; awareness of the ethical implications of the research; experience and qualifications of the team members to perform the intended study; a budget and a timetable.
This paper describes the common steps taken to prepare a written proposal as attractively as possible to achieve funding.
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