A research proposal addresses a specific scientific or academic project. The field of study usually defines the form of such a work and gives exact guidelines. However, the common condition for any research proposal is the presence of literature review and convincing arguments that confirm the need for research. The main objective of the work is to convince the experts that your idea is perspective.
It is also important to provide and describe a methodology of your research, which must fully comply with the requirements of your professional field. A successful proposal must contain the following information: a general description of the idea, deadlines, necessary funding and relation to the sponsor’s plans and interests, the value of your work to other connected parties, recent results and plans for future, etc.
The form and content of you proposal depend much on the requirements of the institution, which you are going to cooperate with. For this reason you should carefully study the provided guidelines before you start.