Professor Shimoda has just received tenure. This has resulted in her taking a more "hands off" approach to the work in the lab. She had written down a few ideas about experiments that should be conducted before she lapsed into her current "hands off" mode, and these old notes have been given to you. You have been assigned to take these ideas and turn them into a more formal research plan.

Your proposal should outline:

Ultimately your proposal may be submitted as part of a larger grant proposal, so it should be written in scientific form. Also, due to the conditions of the grant proposal your research proposal should be 3-5 pages, and the content should be weighted according the values shown in parentheses.

The proposal will be evaluated for each of the following criteria, roughly in order of importance:

You should receive instructions on when the proposal is due.