How to Write a Proposal for an Education Project

by Jennifer VanBaren; Updated September 26, 2017

Proposals for education projects are often written with the purpose of gaining approval and receiving grant money for a project. Writing an educational project proposal requires time and effort to ensure the proposal is accurate, complete and follows stipulated guidelines. The purpose of the proposal should be clearly stated at the beginning, and the body of the proposal should explain all of the details, allowing the reader to understand the entire project and what you plan to accomplish.

Step 1

Create a title page. Many proposals must follow guidelines. If you have guidelines, follow them. Typically, a title page contains the name of the project, the writer’s information and department.

Step 2

Describe the purpose of the project. If the proposal is for a grant, specify the name of the grant, if applicable, then clearly explain the project. The purpose of the proposal should be written in a captivating manner, catching the reader’s attention. This section is considered an introduction and gives the reader a taste of what is contained within the entire proposal.

Step 3

Research the information. When writing the proposal, be certain that all details of the project are thoroughly researched to include information that is accurate.

Step 4

Explain the benefits of this project. A project proposal for educational needs is often used to solve a problem. If the proposal is for the installation of new computers for a lab, describe how new computers will solve the current problems and bring additional benefits.

Step 5

Describe how you will implement this project. This includes details of who will perform the installation, how long it will take and how you plan to maintain the computers.

Step 6

Include details of the costs associated with the project. When applying for a grant using a proposal, if approved, money is given to the writer to fund the project. The organization offering the grant wants to know exactly how much money this project will cost and where the funds will be spent. Include the names of key personnel within the proposal, explaining their job titles and expertise.

Step 7

Close the proposal by discussing evaluation methods. All projects should be evaluated as they are implemented and after they are up and running. Discuss any methods you plan on using to measure the effectiveness of the program.

About the Author

Jennifer VanBaren started her professional online writing career in 2010. She taught college-level accounting, math and business classes for five years. Her writing highlights include publishing articles about music, business, gardening and home organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind.

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