1. Title
Submissions must list proposal primary author and secondary authors. Include project sponsor (ie, if the primary and secondary authors are PhD students, include the faculty sponsor). Title page should concisely indicate the nature of the submission.

  • 2. Abstract (500 words or fewer)
    Submissions must summarize the problem addressed by the applicant, identify the objectives and methods of the project, describe the Pecan Street datasets used for the project, and briefly describe the findings.
    3. Introduction
    Include statement of problem and purpose and significance of the research. The introduction should include the research topic from the list of recommended topics that is addressed, if applicable.

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4. Background 

Proposals must include a preliminary literature survey. Identify the research problem, give evidence of your unique expertise to add to the existing literature. Specify the unique contribution your work will add to and how it di