A proposal requesting support from any sponsor will most often consist of the following:
Title page – Generally, the title page will contain the title of the proposed project, name and title of the principal investigator(s), name of the university, period of performance and starting dates and ending dates of the proposed project, total support requested, and name and address of university official responsible for negotiating an award. For those sponsors that do not provide application forms or have other specific requirements, the P.I. must construct some form of title page.
Table of Contents – With page numbers.
Abstract – A brief description covering the purpose, important features, and significance of the project.