You will need to describe the purpose of your project and what it aims to achieve.
Clearly indicate how the project is significant and addresses an important problem. Frame this as a problem or question that you will answer. Also provide the background or context from which your project has emerged.
This concise literature review should lead your reader to your research question.
You will be providing information that assists in understanding the significance of the work, strengthening a claim to originality and showing you have engaged with the relevant literature and can therefore justify the worth of the project.
Students enrolled in Ph D programs should also clearly indicate how the project is original.
One of the assessment criteria for a Ph D is that is provides "an original contribution to knowledge of the subject with which it deals" Philips (1992) has listed different definitions or originality that might be useful (see Phillips, E. The Ph D: Assessing quality at different stages of its development in Zuber-Skerritt, O (ed.) Supervising Beginning Researchers.In this way, you can justify the approach you have selected for conducting your investigation and assessing your evidence.Confidential information, sensitive information and/or intellectual property issues: If your project involves confidentiality or intellectual property issues, you should read the relevant confidentiality and intellectual property rules and policies.Field Work: If you are intending to undertake fieldwork, UWA must be able to contact you while you are in the field.You may also need to obtain the appropriate documentation, such as a research visa, if you are intending to do research in another country.Your supervisory team will provide you with support to prepare your proposal.The Graduate Education Officers also offer support with the provision of advice about the aim, format, submission of proposals and how they are assessed, as well as a range of support tools.As your proposal is only 15 pages in total, refer only to the key references in your chosen research area.A more comprehensive literature review will be required for your thesis.Title: Choose a title for your project that reflects your research question in one succinct phrase. You may find it useful to review some thesis titles in your research area in the UWA Research Repository.Your title can be revised over the course of your candidature.