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Tips for a Successful WFC Research Awards Proposal

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A successful application will:

  1. Be complete and submitted by the deadline.
  2. Clearly describe your research or creative/performance activity in a way that conveys why your research/creative project is meaningful and significant.
  3. Avoid going into too much detail on methodology unless the purpose of the research is to develop methodology.
  4. Resonate with non-specialists in your field.  Provide context to explain what you're doing and why it is important.
  5. Include a strong letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor. It is your responsibility to follow up with your advisor to ensure a letter has been submitted on your behalf.

We encourage applicants at all stages of project development; however, the more competitive applications will be able to detail specific achievements appropriate to their field.