Protocol for writing Research Proposal
Research Proposal should be prepared in brief with the following sections-Title (upto 25 words), Introduction (upto 300 words), Objectives (upto 100 words), Methodology (upto 800 words), Implications (upto 100 words), References (upto 300 words) of the study. The word limit is flexible and is provided just as a guideline. The proposal should mention a brief work plan of proposed research including introduction, objectives and also clearly stating the methodology giving sample size and appropriate statistical methodology, which will be used along with implications of the research study. The student may include the case report form, informed consent form or any other questionnaire also as part of project proposal or can submit them as separate attachments. The Guide should ensure that she/he selects a suitable brief topic for this studentship, which can be completed within 2 months without asking for extension. The proposal/ project should not have any identifying information of the student or guide for unbiased review by reviewers.
Please remove the following information from the RUHS STS project:
- Name of the student/ guide
- Address/ contact details
- Telephone no.
- E-mail ID’s
Type of study- You will be required to mention the type of study as per following:
Field Operational Research
Therapy and Management
Any other, please specify
Subject Area- Please choose the most related subject area from amongst the following:
Accident, Injuries & Trauma
Anatomy & Forensic medicine
Bioinformatics & Biostatistics
Child Health / Pediatrics & its Subspecialities
Critical & Intensive Care & Nursing
Cardiology (includes surgical areas)
Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
Education & Advocacy
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)
Environment & Occupational Health
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gynecology & Obestetrics
Microbiology / Immunology / Immunization
Nephrology & Urology
Obesity, Nutrition & Dietitics
Oncology, Pathology & Cytology
Public Health & Epidemiology
Pulmonology & Respiratory Medicine
Psychology, Mental Health & Socio-Behavioural Research
Social & Preventive Medicine
Any other, please specify
Preparation of Proposal
Please follow the RUHS STS PROJECT FORMAT given below:
|| (25 Words)
|| (300 Words)
|| 100 Words
|| (800 words)
|| (100 Words)
|| (300 Words)
The stated word limit is to serve only as a guide and is flexible as per requirements. The student is free to choose any topic of his/ her interest in consultation with guide.
No name / contact details (Telephone number / email) should be provided.The proposal would be automatically rejected if any identifying information of the student/ guide is provided.
Title- A good title should be short, accurate and concise and should make the central objectives of the study clear to the Evaluator.
Introduction- The purpose of an introduction is to provide the rationale behind the work, so that the reviewer may understand and appreciate the objectives and significance of the study. Describe the current situation and clearly mention the gaps in the existing knowledge and/ or controversy and inconclusive evidence.
Objectives- Should specify what kind of knowledge / Benefits the study is expected to obtain. It should give a clear notion of what is to be described, determined, identified, compared or confirmed. Hypothesis may be stated and objectives should be specific, to the point and achievable.
Methodology- Describes all the procedures that will be used to achieve the objectives and justify the study design including any techniques and procedures to be used. This may include: type of study and study design, study population, sample size and selection criteria, Proposed intervention (if applicable), Data collection procedures & instruments used, quality control, confidentiality, plan of analysis/ statistical tools, ethical considerations with all required forms.
Implications- Describes what is expected to be achieved or gained from the proposed research in terms of knowledge gained by the student or in terms of scientific advancement.
References- Provide appropriate references from recently published journals/ literature supporting the proposed research.