Submit a Research Proposal

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Which category do you think your proposed work best aligns with?
Today’s Air and Space Power Series
‘20*: Beyond the Future Force Series
Provide a short descriptive title of your proposed research. The title should clearly indicate the research focus.
Provide a concise summary of what your research is about, outlining the key aspects of what you will investigate as well as the expected outcomes. The synopsis should cover the what, why and how of your research.
Aim and Objectives
Describe the aim of your paper and the objectives you have identified that will assist achieving that aim. What are you trying to achieve with your research? What is the purpose? To help you clarify this, think about the potential outcome of your research if you were successful – that is your aim. Ensure this is a focused statement.
Explain why this paper is important. Describe your understanding of key research, debates, policy and stakeholders in your area of research, and how your work will contribute to the broader body of work in this field.
Intended Methodology

Describe your proposed mode of research which may be closely linked to your discipline, and is where you will describe the style or format of your research.

Keep to discipline-specific requirements.

Proposed Deliverables
Additional opportunities
Provide the name/s and appointment/s of the relevant Director General (One Star/Band 1) level appointment you consider would be the primary audience for your research/publication
Position Organisation Operations
Identify what you propose delivering both in written form and potential for additional engagement opportunities. Identify key stakeholders in Defence who might benefit from this research and potentially relevant for implementation of the product of this work.
Work Plan
Provide detail / explanation.

A work plan is a critical component of your research proposal because it indicates the feasibility of completion within the timeframe and supports you in achieving your objectives.

Consider the milestones you aim to achieve at each stage of your research. Ultimately you have to show that your research is likely to be finished within the given timeframes, and that you understand the time commitment involved. There is no need to include publication phase (if applicable), as this is managed by ASPC.

Request for Additional Resources
For ADF Reserve personnel only. (Anticipated RSD’s for completion)

Provide details of any additional resources required to carry out your research project. ASPC is unable to pay for services to deliver written product (except for ADF SERCAT 3/5 personnel – see below), but ASPC may elect to provide some support to conduct research, such as equipment and travel expenses.

For SERCAT3/5 personnel: ASPC will assess the strength of the proposal against the planned RSD required to deliver a final product. Please be realistic in your assessment of the RSDs required.

Ethics Approval
Ethics approval
If yes, specify the type of human research to be conducted i.e. interviews, surveys, testing etc. (these should be reflected in your description of methodology), following ethics submission ASPC is to be provided a copy.
Does this research require research ethics approval from your organisation or other contributing organisations? (to the best of your knowledge)
Personal details
Individual Capabilities
One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
Please attach a single page biography including advice on your academic history.