A PhD research proposal is a document given by a student willing to conduct an independent research on a topic. It is generally carried out under the supervision of a senior professor who helps the scholar reach the goal. It must be written with care and all the relevant information about the scholar’s credentials must be given for the professors to gauge his capabilities.

Sample PhD Research Proposal

Name of the university: Cambridge University

Year of foundation: 1888

Number of students pursuing a post graduate degree from the university: 200

PhD research proposal given to: Professor Gordon Red, Head of the Department of Physics

Members of the department: Dr. Bimal Roy, Miss Tina Costa, Professor Den Cruise.

Research proposal given by: Luke Funnyman

Subject of proposal: I am a pass-out of this university which has helped shape my career so well. I am really thankful to the department for their endeavours in making my future bright. Now I have come back to make this proposal that I would want to do my PhD research fellowship from this department. Therefore, I request you to accept this proposal and guide me in my research. I am open to any topic of your discretion and very enthusiastic about it. The relevant details are given below:

Year of graduation: 2010

Year of post graduation: 2011

Average marks obtained in science subjects: 93% with a distinction badge in physics.

Extracurricular activities: Rewards and prizes won in college tournaments and science Olympiads [Photocopies of the certificates are provided]

Class conduct: There is no record of misconduct or misbehaviour in university.