Ging Era Social policy innovation practice and theoretical exploration
A research proposal is a project outline of around 2,500 words, which you write as part of the application process. We use it to assess the quality and originality of your ideas, whether you are able to think critically and whether you have a grasp of the relevant literature. It also gives us important information about the perspectives you intend to take on your research area, and how you fit into the discipline areas research profile overall. This will helps us assign a suitable supervisor for your project. We encourage you to identify and contact a prospective supervisor within our Division. However, please note that if your application is accepted we cannot guarantee that we will be able to allocate you to the supervisor you initially contacted.
It is normal for students to refine their original proposal in light of detailed literature reviews, further consideration of research approaches and comments received from the supervisors (and other academic staff). At the application stage, what we are looking for is clear evidence of potential for successful PhD study and a proposal which reflects that.