Creative writing project proposal sample
Jun 10, 2018
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A written proposal is often required in order to gain sponsorship or to get a grant for a proposed project. Research proposals may also be written by students who are hoping to explore a given subject, or by professionals who want to expand their horizons within their field by studying a specific issue. All written proposals should contain some essential elements within them in order to ensure that serious consideration is given to the idea. Reviewing some sample written proposals can help you to determine what should be included within your proposal.
Online Written Proposal Samples
You can find many samples of written proposals on the Web by doing a search using your favorite search engine. These samples can help you to better understand the process of writing a proposal and help you to ensure you do not miss any of the necessary information that must be included.
The following are some sites that have copies or samples of written proposals for you to use should you need to.
- PSU.edu: Sample Proposals for Undergraduate Engineering Review: This is a sample of a written proposal that details the importance of performing research concerning the storage facilities for a nuclear power plant. The proposal argues that this type of research is essential in order to be sure that nuclear facilities are doing everything possible to keep power plants from becoming over full. This is the type of written proposal that would commonly be used by students or scientists who wish to get permission or grants to undertake a specific research project.
- Non Profit Guides provides several different sample proposals. Files at this link include both private and public requests for proposal (RFPs). The RFP sample proposals here can be used by not-for-profits that are requesting people to submit applications for grant money that will be used to fund projects that fulfill the mission of the organization.
- Kurzweil Education Systems provides a sample grant proposal that can be used when requesting a grant or funding. This type of proposal would be used by an individual or organization that is hoping to obtain funds to complete a task or project.
- A business plan may also be considered by some to be a "proposal," especially if the business plan is being created for the purpose of obtaining funding. A business plan is often written by companies and given to investors in order to peak interest to gain financial backing when the company wants to try something new. A sample of this type of written proposal can be found at Scribd.com.
What to Include
These proposals provide a guide, but the specifics of what you must include depend on what you are proposing and for whom you are writing the proposal.
- Scope - When you submit a written proposal for a suggested project, one of the things that you will want to include briefly in the written proposal is the scope of the overall project.
- Timeline - In this section, you will want to outline briefly all the parameters. This includes when the project will begin provided proper funding is obtained and when the project is expected to end.
- Planned Activities - The written proposal should also elaborate on the methods of research or course of action that will be used to achieve whatever the proposal is aiming to do.
The key is to be thorough, be detailed and ensure the proposal is free of any possible errors or mistakes that might arise.
Creative Thesis Information
Students who are hoping to write a creative thesis (only an English major may apply to write a creative thesis) should keep in mind that creative thesis proposals are screened by the Division and must be approved by the Creative Thesis Committee. The Committee decides whether or not to grant permission based on the nature of the project, the merit of the writing sample, and the educational benefit of the project for the student. Some of the proposals for creative theses that have been approved in the past include: a series of short stories, a novella, a series of poems, a play, a novel, and a series of creative non-fiction essays. When deciding on a creative thesis, the student should be realistic about the amount of quality work that can be completed in the time allotted. Each creative thesis includes a critical introduction, in which you "place" your own writing in a context which illuminates the work in terms of its genre and artistic goals.We encourage students to meet with members of the Creative Thesis Committee to discuss both proposals and writing samples before they turn their proposals in. Anyone who wishes to apply to write a creative thesis must submit a thesis proposal via email to the Chair of the Creative Thesis Committee (Samiya Bashir:
A one or two page introduction, including the genre in which you hope to write; your past experience as a writer (in most cases this will be classes you have taken); and anything else you think will help us evaluate your proposals. Three distinct proposals of 1-3 sentences should also be included; if your application is successful, your thesis topic will be decided by you and your advisor.
A writing sample: six to eight poems, if you wish to write poetry or ten to twelve pages of fiction, if you wish to write fiction.
We encourage students to meet with members of the Creative Thesis Committee to discuss both proposals and writing samples before they turn their proposals in. Anyone who wishes to apply to write a creative thesis must submit a thesis proposal via email to the Chair of the Creative Thesis Committee (Samiya Bashir: [email protected] ) by no later than 12 noon on August 15. The proposal should include:
The Creative Thesis Committee will read these proposals with as much speed as possible and will make recommendations to the English Department by the first week of classes. Shortly after that time, applicants will be notified by letter in their mailbox.
Acceptance by the Creative Writing Thesis Committee is only valid for the year in which the student applies. Students who take leave from the College will, upon their return, need to submit a new proposal in order to be considered a candidate for a Creative theses.
If the proposal is rejected, students may appeal; however, appeals are rarely granted. The appeal deadline is 12 noon on Monday of the second week of school, four copies to the Committee Chair's office. Committee members cannot discuss with students proposals that are rejected, nor can they help students write appeals. However, given the criteria for writing creative theses, students who wish to appeal might consider revising their proposed project in order to make clear the educational benefit, and, if they think they have work that better demonstrates their abilities, students may also wish to submit new work at the time of their appeal.
The Creative Thesis Committee, in consultation with the Division faculty, will assign thesis advisers to those approved to write creative theses. Until the Committee has completed its review, all thesis registrations with specific faculty members should be considered tentative and subject to change.
Since not all creative thesis proposals are accepted and since students will want to have an adviser and a thesis topic settled by early in the semester, applicants should also consider alternate thesis topics. You should, therefore, be speaking with faculty members with whom you might want to write a critical thesis.
If the Committee approves your proposal, students will follow the same thesis schedule and meet the same thesis due dates as those students writing critical theses, with the exception of the Draft deadline, even though requirements may overlap. A calendar of specific thesis due dates for your entire senior year will be sent to you at the beginning of your thesis year or you may pick up a copy from the Division office (Psych 116).
It is required that students proposing to write a creative thesis take at least two writing workshops (at least one of which in the genre in which the student is applying) prior to submitting their proposal.Students accepted for creative thesis work may be asked to put together a reading list appropriate to their thesis genre in cooperation with their thesis adviser. Such a reading list should reflect both the student's interests and needs in the genre, and might include critical as well as creative texts. Normally, creative thesis students give a public reading.
Students accepted for creative thesis work may be asked to put together a reading list appropriate to their thesis genre in cooperation with their thesis adviser. Such a reading list should reflect both the student's interests and needs in the genre, and might include critical as well as creative texts. Normally, creative thesis students give a public reading.