Research Proposal Timetable
A short note of key existing literature situates the Ph D in existing research.Literature reviews are not simply descriptive mapping exercises at Ph D level.June-August 2016 | Data collection: OA effects on GRS to sucrose September-December 2016 | Data collection: OA effects on learning and memory January-February 2017 | Analysis of data and interpretation of results: potential follow-up experiment on how OA affects pollen-based learning March 2017 | Analysis of data and interpretation of results: begin writing April-May 2017 | Continued writing; presentation of thesis The initial matings for this experiment will be completed by early November.Data on survival, developmental time, and adult morphological traits will be collected as nymphs reach adulthood, predicted to finish by the end of December.
The proposal should not exceed 4 pages in length (A4, font size 11, Arial or another sans serif font equivalent in size to Arial 11) and include the following headings: Give an introductory statement explaining what your proposed research topic is and why it is important.
Eos spotlights the novel approach of undergrad Mackenzie Kohler and her mentor Adrian Harpold in their study of mountain snowmelt and precipitation effects on runoff.
The key feature of the Ph D is that it is yours; the topic, planning, motivation, and thinking all come from you.
The aims are broader than the questions/hypotheses; they give a prospective statement about the overall destination of the Ph D and its potential impact.
The value of the Ph D follows closely from the aims.