You have been asked to submit a proposal to a local organization that gives out small grants to professionals who wish to conduct a research study about a
health problem for the first time in their work setting or local community.
Your task is to write a grant proposal to research a health problem of your choice.
This is not a proposal to develop a program. You do that in HEA 623 (for MA students). It is a proposal that describes a research study that you would like to
Your grant proposal should describe a research study that can be completed within ONE year (should you get funded) and should cost no more than $5,000
to execute. You need to bear this in mind when putting your proposal together; it must be doable and realistic.
For help with writing this proposal, please make sure you carefully read all the attached handouts and sample proposals.
Your proposal should be 15-20 pages long, DOUBLE-spaced (Times New Roman, 12 pt font). This does not include cover page, table of contents, list of
references, appendix etc.
Your proposal should include at least 20 peer-review journal articles in total for the entire proposal. Most of your references will be for Section 1
(Introduction) and 2 (Literature Review) though feel free to use additional peer-review articles for Section 3 (Methods).
Above you will see that I have attached several sample grant proposals from students who took this course before. These proposals are extremely thorough
and well written. These represent “A” proposals. These sample proposals should give you a good sense of how to do this assignment and what you need to
do if you are striving for excellence.
Your proposal should consist of three sections or chapters. Include a title page, table of contents, and a list of references and any appendices.
Here is an outline of what your grant proposal should cover:
Section 1: Introduction (3-4 pages long)
Identify and describe a problem that you intend to research. State why this problem is important and how your study will be a unique and important
contribution to the profession. This chapter should be organized as follows: problem statement, brief review of the pertinent literature, purpose of the study,
rationale for this study, significance of the proposed study, hypothesis, and independent and dependent variables.
Section 2: Review of Literature (7-9 pages long)
Review the pertinent literature relating to your identified problem. Your review should be critical and reflect your understanding of the problem and provide a
rationale for your proposed study. Do not attempt to give me a review based on abstracts of articles. You are expected to cite a minimum of 20 peer-reviewed
articles. Make sure that most of your references are from journals from 2010 to the present. It is your responsibility to locate appropriate peer-review journal
articles. You can find them on the Lehman College library website where you will see many electronic databases containing full-text journal articles. For
information about how to access full-text professional journals from the electronic databases at the college library or how to contact a Lehman College
librarian for help with this, please click on the LIBRARY RESOURCES and ACADEMIC RESOURCES buttons on the left. I do not want to see web articles or
reports found from an internet search (e.g. using yahoo, google). You need to search the electronic databases for full-text peer-review journal articles on the
college library website.
Section 3: Methods (5-7 pages long)
Describe the following: your research design, instrument/s that you will use to measure the problem, the sample and sampling strategy, limitations of your
study, human subject approval, data analysis plan (types of statistical tests to be used), and time-line for completing the study. Finally, you need to provide a
budget breaking down how much you will need for each item (e.g., photocopying, testing instrument, subject fees, consultant etc -not to exceed $5,000).
Things to remember:
Read the attached handouts and sample proposals carefully.
Your paper needs to be written in a professional manner. That means you need to have a title for your paper on the first page followed by your name.
Use 1″ margins. No large gaps between paragraphs. Each paragraph should be joined to the next paragraph. Begin each paragraph by indenting it 0.3″.
Make sure you number each page. Please do not put any headers or footers on each page.
Make sure you follow the APA style. Please make sure that you properly cite all your sources in your paper and provide a bibliography at the end. I do not
want to see any quotes. You need to put everything in your own words and you need to cite all your sources. It is not acceptable to copy a sentence or
paragraph and think it is okay as long as you cite the source. You need to put everything in your own words and cite your source. Again, everything needs to
be written in your own words and there are to be no quotes. Make sure you click on the ACADEMIC RESOURCES button on the left for information about
writing papers as well as how to use the APA style. I have also attached handouts on APA style. You risk losing valuable points if you do not read and follow
Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a zero grade. Please click on the ACADEMIC RESOURCES button on the left for information and policies
Remember to write your name on your proposal.
Write your paper in a Microsoft Word file only (no other types of files or pdfs) and save your file as “(Your last name)Grant Proposal”. For example:
When you are ready to submit your assignment, click on the heading above titled “GRANT PROPOSAL (200 points)”. Then scroll down the screen to the
section that says “Assignment Submission”. Do NOT click on “Write Submission.” Rather you need to find your file and upload it. Click on the “Browse My
Computer” button to find your file. Upload the file and then press “Submit” at the bottom of the screen.