A proposal is an offer written to a third party that offers a plan that benefits both the writer of the proposal and the third party. The third party is expected to consider the plan outlined in the proposal and may either accept it, reject it or request for certain changes in the document in order to make it more favorable for them. A proposal for a class research proposal is different from a proposal written for business. This paper is going to evaluate the difference between the organization of proposals for class research projects and proposals for businesses.
The academic research proposal attempts to provide an explanation on the research question; the purpose of the research, what is being examined in the research, the expected findings and a study of existing literature on the same topic. The academic research proposal also includes the names and credentials of the researchers.