The idea – topic identification
Any research proposal starts with an idea. The formulation of a research idea can be based on inspiration, knowledge and experience and it can be the answer to a call made by the donor.
The idea should be…
…your own interest, not only buzz-words
…integrated in your area of interest
…your own, not only a copy
The process of topic identification is influenced by the kind of proposal you want to write. The main categories of proposals are:
- wide or specific topics and
- research or development topics.
After having a good idea for a project, the problem should be stated.