Writing a research proposal is a daunting task. There are many variables to consider: What's your discipline? What's your purpose? Who's your audience? Before we begin to discuss the nuts and bolts of how to write a research proposal, we need to understand what it is and what it is not. Knowing this now will make the process of writing your research proposal a whole lot easier. Please listen to this podcast to learn more about what a research proposal is and how to write one.