A copy of the IRB – attach C.V.
State the proposal’s long-term objectives and specific aims. Describe concisely the research design and methods for achieving these objectives. This abstract is meant to serve as a succinct and accurate description of the proposed work when separated from the application. Keep the abstract to a half page.
Introduction: State the problem to be investigated, the rationale for the proposed project, and the current state of knowledge relevant to the proposed work. State the overall objective of the proposed research. Review relevant prior work and identify the gaps that the project is intended to fill. Describe any preliminary results that support the proposed project.
Specific Aims: List the broad long-term objectives and the goal of the specific research proposed, e.g., to test the stated hypothesis, create a novel design, solve a specific problem, challenge an existing paradigm, address a critical barrier to progress in the field or develop new technology, etc. Specify the specific aims that will be used to achieve the long-term goal.
Design and Methods: Describe the research design, conceptual or clinical framework, and procedures that will be used to accomplish the specific aims of the project. Describe any new methodology and its advantage over existing methodologies. Describe any novel concepts, approaches, tools, or technologies that will be used for the proposed studies. Describe the approach to be used for data analyses and interpretation. Provide a tentative sequence or timetable for the project. If clinical studies are involved, give details of responsibility for patient selection and patient care. Point out any procedures, situations, or materials that may be hazardous to personnel and the precautions to be exercised.
Significance: Clearly state the importance and relevance of the proposed work to social work or labor studies by relating the specific aims to the broad, long-term objectives. Discuss any novel ideas or contributions that the project offers.
Future Funding/Sustainability: Provide a detailed explanation of how this project (and future projects based on it) can be sustained through external funding sources. This must include a time table for submission and identify the specific funding opportunity and agency.
Release Time Requirements: For the awards to include release time from teaching a class, the request for class release must be made at least 3 months before the semester begins for which the release is requested.