Letter of support from your affiliated college or university, written on school letterhead and signed by an authorized representative, must be provided. The authorized representative’s contact information must be included.
Letter of recommendation from your major professor must also be included. The major professor’s contact information (phone and e-mail address) must be included in the letter.
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Valuable Hint: There is a maximum word limit for each section below. You are not obligated to use all of the word space. The best way to prepare your proposal is to write your descriptions in Word or a similar word processing program, then copy and paste your descriptions in the appropriate sections. This will ensure that your proposal has everything you want it to include, is free of grammatical errors, and fits within the word limit.
1. PROJECT ABSTRACT: 20 POINTS (up to 250 words)
Briefly describe your project’s primary guiding questions. List each objective and the strategies that will be used to accomplish your research.
2. RATIONALE: 20 points (up to 400 words)
Explain the need for this research. Explain how this project will further current environmental understanding.
3. PROJECT DESIGN: 20 Points (up to 450 words)
Describe how you will conduct your research. Explain how you will use your funds to support your objectives, providing justification for all proposed expenditures. Provide a brief implementation timeline.
4. ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION METHODS: 20 points (up to 300 words)
Describe how you will evaluate the outcome of your research. Explain how the results obtained through this research will be disseminated to inform the field and shared with the general public. (Remember that the production of a poster to be displayed at the 2015 Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium is mandatory.)
5. TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS: 10 points (up to 150 words)
Describe the qualifications and expertise you possess that ensure completion of the research.
ITEMIZED BUDGET: 10 points
Complete the form below. This must be completed; otherwise, the application will be disqualified. All proposed expenditures must be justified in your Project Design.
Research Support Description (e.g. Lodging, Travel)
Note: Shipping and handling costs must be considered in the budget preparation or separate funding must be available to cover these expenses.