2. Fellowship proposal (pdf preferred)
Formatting: Please submit a well-written and carefully-edited 2-4 page proposal (12-pt, double-spaced text, normal margins.) Please include your name and page number in the upper right corner (header) of all pages.
Content: The proposal should contain the following sections:
The introduction should provide a clear but concise overview of the current state of knowledge in the area of investigation. This should include recent literature results and/or preliminary data or information you may have already generated. Introduce the specific question/hypothesis you will address and show why it is important.
2) STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES
The statement of objectives should provide a detailed list of the major goal(s) you will achieve. It should clearly show what will be learned via the study to be undertaken. It may include a restatement and expansion of the questions to be tested; for example, it may be useful to split an overarching question asked in the introduction into smaller questions that will be specifically explored/answered.
3) PLAN OF WORK
The plan of work should provide enough detail to convince the proposal reviewers that the questions can and will be answered through the proposed study. It may be appropriate to include details about specific activities that will be done or texts that will be consulted. In both cases, a strong proposal will anticipate the outcomes of a line of inquiry and offer alternative approaches in cases where the problems are anticipated. This section of the proposal should also include a realistic timeline for the project that convinces the reviewers that the project is feasible in the time available.
4) A STATEMENT OF IMPACT
The statement of impact should address both the intrinsic intellectual merit of the project and its broader impacts. In stating the broader impacts the applicant should consider the following questions: What are the expected products of the proposed work (presentations, publications, social or political action, etc.)? One of the hopes that Dr. Gessell had for this fellowship is that the recipient will come up with a "social prescription" to address the social ethics issue that was researched.