Writing an effective SURF Proposal. Susanne Hall, Hixon Writing Center Coordinator Student presenters: Nerissa Hoglen , Jon Schor February 2013. Common goals of a research proposal. Introduce proposed research Provide background and explain rationale for study
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Susanne Hall, Hixon Writing Center Coordinator
Student presenters: NerissaHoglen, Jon Schor
* These are not goals for a typical SURF proposal
LIGO will detect the ripples in space-time by using a device called a laser interferometer, in which the time it takes light to travel between suspended mirrors is measured with high precision using controlled laser light.
External grants make most scientific discovery possible
$30,400,000 was given to Caltech in 2012 to help administer the LIGO project alone
View Caltech NSF funding by project at http://dellweb.bfa.nsf.gov/Top50Inst2/default.asp
Writing is not a linear process—it is a cycle of research, thinking, talking writing, responding to feedback, and revision