The preliminary research proposal is a one-page statement describing the project that the student will work on. It should be submitted to the teaching committee approved by the student’s advisor(s) and the student’s accompanying committee within three months of the date of the student’s admission to the program.

The preliminary research proposal should be prepared using this form and include the following parts:

·         Cover page

·         Scientific background

·         Research objectives

·         References

The length of the research proposal, not inclusive of the cover page, evaluations and references, should not exceed one printed pages.