Help With Writing Research Proposals

You are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Office of Undergraduate Research's workshops on Writing a Research Proposal. See the Undergraduate Research Calendar for upcoming schedule and details. You do not need to register for the workshop in advance.

Your research proposal is the heart of your application. Start early so that you have time to incorporate faculty feedback.

At the bottom of this page you will find the prompt for the proposal; the slides from the research proposal workshops led by the 2017 SURF Program Advisors; and a more detailed document with additional hints for writing each section of the proposal. 

Useful documents and links

More information can be found on the "resources" tab of the Haas Scholars web site.  You'll find documents to help you find a mentor/lab, get a great recommendation letter, and write an excellent proposal, among other topics.

And don't forget Library Assistance: Learn how to use your best resource.