Propose a project
Select a topic, identify the research problem, and state a clear research question. Then write the proposal. Writing the proposal will help you clarify the practical considerations of the project.
The SNO Division of Family Practice will hear proposals and consider funding on a case by case basis. Funding will be considered by the board at monthly board meetings. Please contact Brett Poulin or Tracey Kirkman if you are interested in a research proposal.
For research proposals for the SNO board or for other organizations, the structure will be similar. For the SNO board, we propose a short proposal of one to three pages.
For research proposals in BC, consider applying for Facility Engagement funding at your local hospital if this is available. This has been established in Vernon. Please contact Dr. Poulin or Dr. Hwang for questions.
You can find a Google Docs version at this link, or you can use the template below.
Research Proposal Template
- Proposed by: authors
- Proposal to: SNO Division of Family Practice
Date: current date
- Proposed Research Question / Title
- A concise statement of the research question.
- A brief, one-paragraph summary of the information below.
- Goals of the Project
- Summarize the goals of your project. State the target population and expected impact/relevance.
- Review the background regarding the research question and goals of the project. This section may include a summary of the peer-reviewed literature or other relevant material pointing to prior work and current gaps in knowledge. Why are you proposing this research? Why is it relevant?
- Discuss the methods to be used, including study design, materials, sample size and characteristics, as well as data collection and analysis.
- Proposed Timeline
- Discuss the timeline of the project and expected major milestones.
- Proposed Budget and Resources
- Discuss the budget required with a summary of the anticipated costs. If you need the additional resources of the SNO Division of Family Practice, please note the resources required. If any further human resources, including clinical staff or student time might be required, include that here.
- Refer to relevant resources in a reasonable format.
Some other resources
Tips for a Research Project
An Evidence-Based Guide to Writing Grant Proposals for Clinical Research
Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH; David A. Fiellin, MD
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