What makes a good SoReMo project proposal?

Proposal contents

Looking for a `model proposal'? It could be the  one you write! SoReMo do not want to limit anyone to any specific disciplinary view. Therefore, while we cannot offer a formal template for writing a SoReMo project proposal, we can give you some guidelines. 

In the application form, you are asked several questions, including the proposed title, summary of, and rationale for the project. The rationale should be approximately a 1-2 page essay. 

As you draft your proposal, think about the following questions, all of which are critical to the success of your proposal and project: 

As you think about this, you can also read about previously supported projects here

The following quote from one successful applicant should be useful: 

"When you're putting together your SoReMo proposal, don't stress about throwing in fancy jargon or super advanced methods. What really matters is showing why your project is a big deal. SoReMo is all about impact, so your goal is to persuade the faculty that your project is worth their attention.

"Start off by asking yourself, "What's the problem here? Why does it even matter, and who's it important for?" That's your jumping-off point. Once you've got that down, then you can dive into how you plan to tackle it. Keep it real, keep it focused on the impact, and you'll be on the right track."

Evaluation process and selection of Fellows

A panel consisting of a SoReMo core faculty will convene to discuss all submitted proposals and select which are most worthy of being supported by the fellowship during the current semester. All proposers may expect to hear back from SoReMo faculty no later than two weeks after the application deadline, but very likely sooner. 

Evaluation criteria

All proposals are evaluated according to three main criteria:

Additional criteria may include:

You may enjoy reading about the faculty perspective in this editorial piece we wrote in the first issue of our journal