Choose one of the two options in the handout below.
Proposal Topic Choices
1. Write an internal proposal in which you propose a plan to carry out a research or a project that you believe will benefit your organization. It can be a project that seeks solutions to certain problems, updates an old system, or creates a new way of performing existing duties. Address the proposal to your direct superior and persuade him/her to grant you permission and fund your research or project
2. Locate and obtain a copy of an IFB or RFP from a government agency or private organization related to your major or area of interest. Write a proposal in response to the IFB or RFP in order to compete with other suppliers and win the contract.
Your proposal must include the following components:
Summary: Provide an overview of your proposed program.
Introduction: Identify the problem or opportunity. Explain the purpose of the proposal. Indicate the scale of the proposal. Explain the organization method implemented to carry out the program.
Proposed Program: Provide clear details of the proposed program. Describe the products and/or services you will be offering. List the specific tasks you will be performing.
Qualifications and Experiences: Describe your qualifications. Explain how they fulfill the requirements specified in the IFB or RFP. Present your experiences in the field.
Budget: Specify the costs for the completion of the program.
Appendixes (Optional): Provide any required information specified in the IFB or RFP