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Common Elements of a Proposal (or Proposal Content and Format)

Most sponsoring agencies have specific format guidelines for preparing proposals, including the required forms for cover page, text, biographical data and budget.   IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH GUIDELINES, the following format, including a cover/title page, abstract, table of contents, introduction/statement of need, description of proposed research, biographical sketch, current and pending, facilities and equipment, and budget, may be useful.