Format of the Deliverable
This is not a long document. There is no required number of pages or words. Instead, be sure to include each section as shown in the example below.
Formatting tips: This is not an APA-formatted document. Your deliverable will be a Word-compatible file that you post in our discussion board for your
classmates and professor to read and discuss. Have a date, title, author, and affiliation listed. Single-space the document, with a blank line between
paragraphs. Use a header or footer for page numbers. Use headings. Include a table for costs. Make your document look something like the example below. I
used bold text to show the sections you will include in your deliverable, but use normal text in your document.
By the way, your word processor almost certainly has templates for proposals. Templates are great. You can use one of those templates as long as you
include the headings and sections described in the example below:
Date [put in date of submission] Title of Proposal [put in your title] Author [put in your name] Affiliation [put in your affiliation, which is Bellevue University] Project Overview [use this heading] This project proposes to investigate the historical, intergalactic confrontation of 1952 between the Army of Nebraska and its mirror image Ymra Fo Aksarben
which took place in the parallel universe of … [In one crisp, clear paragraph, tell us your proposal. This is your elevator speech from Step 3 above].
The project furthers the mission of … [From whom are you asking money? How does this request fit into this benefactor’s stated interests/needs/desires for
research in this area? In other words, why should this benefactor read further? You have one paragraph to state your case that this project is a good fit with
this source of funding].
Historical Significance [use this heading] Historians agree that the incidents of intergalactic battle have been on the rise since the space-time dimension was first pierced in 1916 during the anguish
of trench warfare (NotReally, 2005; OhReally, 2010). Furthermore, … [Give us your first main point of your background research which puts your proposal into
historical context. Cite your sources in APA style].
However, the wars of the Great Plains were different from urban intergalactic warfare due to difficulties in discerning horizon lines in the vast expanse (Lies,
2002). As stated in …. [Give us your second main point of your background research which puts your proposal into historical context].
Experts in the field note three gaps in historical presentation of plains warfare in parallel universes (Smith, 2013; Lies, 20020. Most importantly, the War of
Nebraskans in 952 has been neglected due to a dearth of primary materials for research. Fortunately, as reported recently in … [finish your main points. Cite
your sources as you go along].
[Normally, at this point, you would describe what sorts of research methods and primary sources you wish to access as you perform your research. For
example, you might be using war records from the Army of Nebraska in its intergalactic battle which were previously not available due to their location in a
parallel universe, and so on and so forth. We are not including this part of the proposal. We do not have enough time to locate primary sources and complete
a preliminary investigation. Alas, that takes lots of time as well as access to primary sources, and we are short of both].
Project Deliverable [use this heading] Upon completion, researchers for this project will furnish … [What are the expected outcomes or deliverables of your project? Describe them. One paragraph
should be enough for this section unless you expect multiple deliverables from this research].
Project Timeline [use this heading] Preliminary research will take place at the War Library in Lincoln, Nebraska, followed by cellular transportation to the parallel universe at Nlocnil, Aksarben.
Specific activities, with initial estimates of duration include … [Estimate how long the project will take and what you will be doing during that time. A
paragraph or two and a short list of activities should be enough for this section].
Project Costs [use this heading] Estimated total cost for this project is $12,250. Costs are detailed in the table below.
[This is a primitive Blackboard table. Use your Word or spreadsheet skills to create a nice table with enough rows for your various categories. Be sure to have
a total at the bottom of the table. Explain any costs which are not self-explanatory in a short paragraph or two].
References [use this heading] NotReally, R. (2005). The politics of intergalactic warfare. Journal of War and Peace, 30, 1, 20-39.
[List your references that you cited in the Historical Significance section above. You need at least five. Use the APA format to list them].(blank)