Writing Proposals

  • Michael Alley


A proposal presents a strategy for solving a problem. Giving specific advice about writing proposals is difficult because proposals vary so much. Proposals range from thousand-page reports to one-page forms. Some proposals are solicited by clients bent on solving a specific problem; others involve audiences who are unaware that a problem even exists. In addition to differences in format and audience, the writing situations vary as well. Some proposals are individually written; others are collaborative efforts involving large teams of scientists, engineers, managers, and accountants. Finally, the subject matter of proposals varies greatly—from designing bridges to exploiting genetic weaknesses in a virus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Alley
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer EngineeringVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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