Writing a Research Proposal

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Ulrike Pospiech (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Marion Hartung (Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces)

Date: 07.10.2009, 09:00 a.m. – 17:30 p.m.

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 15

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 3 CP for participating in the whole IRWS 2009

Language of instruction: German


Doing a PhD begins with writing a research proposal, which explains a project of academic or scientific research. The proposal shall give information about the form and procedures for research.

The workshop gives answers to the following questions:

  • Which are the parts of a research proposal?
  • How to prepare the different parts?
  • How to formulate the hypothesis?
  • How to write clearly and well structured?
  • How to convince others, that an actual research can begin?

Step by step we will take a view on strategies to navigate the hazards of writing research proposals, which is one of the most difficult as well as unavoidable requirements of graduate study.

You have to register for the 3rd International Research Workshop to participate in this course.