Proposal Format

Below (and as a downloadable Word file) is a basic template to be used in formatting your research proposal. Strict adherence to this format is not required, but the information indicated in the template should be the minimum provided. Please see the section “Writing Your Proposal” for helpful hints on providing the selection panel with the information they need to make an informed decision.

Downloadable Word file


NCHRP 20-7
Proposed Research Needs Statement

Name of AASHTO Committee submitting the research proposal
Name of committee chair
Date

TITLE
(Provide a short title – 10 words or less – for the research project)

BACKGROUND / NEEDS STATEMENT
(Provide a paragraph or two of background information and a short description of why the research is needed)

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE
(Provide a one- or two-sentence statement of the project’s primary objective)

WORK TASKS
Tasks anticipated in this project include the following:

  • (List 3 to 6 major tasks required for this research project)

URGENCY
(Optional.  If used, provide a statement of why the research is timely or needs to be completed within the time period specified below.)

FUNDING REQUESTED AND TIME REQUIRED
It is estimated that this research will take XX months to complete and will require $XX,XXX

(Must be less than $100,000. Time period is usually less than 12 months.)

CONTACT PERSON
(Include Name, Address, Phone, Fax, and E-mail)

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