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Writing a Project Proposal

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A Good Proposal Describes...

  • what you hope to accomplish
  • why those objectives are important to your academic or artistic field
  • how you intend to achieve your objectives

Your original project proposal is the core of your grant application. 

Detailed Proposal Guidelines

  • VPUE Project Proposal Writing GuideRead this document carefully and follow the guidelines based on the project you envision to pursue. 
    • In this guide, you will find:
      • General guidelines for all grant proposals
      • Additional specific guidelines for Research, Arts/Design, and Senior Synthesis project proposals
      • Ways to turn your good proposal into a great one
  • Remote Project Plan Guidelines: Get tips on how to develop a remote project plan during the pandemic. A COVID-19 Remote Project Appendix is required in all student grant proposals (updated March 17, 2022)
  • Sample Grant Proposals: Check out exemplars of past student grant proposals.


Connect with Faculty Mentors and UADs

Watch a 3-minute overview of the VPUE Student Grant application process.

Watch a 2-minute video on how to write the critical dialogue section of a creative arts project proposal.