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Dissertation Prospectus and Proposal Writing

Writing Support

Writing Center

Want help with your writing? Emory's Writing Center caters to all stages of writing, to all sizes of project, and to all fields. It is located at Callaway N212Make an appointment here:

Using Sources

Below are online guides from Emory Libraries for conducting research, finding sources, and managing citations, including information on popular citation management software such as EndNote and Zotero.

Additionally, below is a link to an Emory guide on finding dissertations. This can be helpful to get a sense of the kind of project a dissertation is.


On April 26th, 2022 we hosted our "Enter the Prospectus" panel, wherein four advanced doctoral students shared their experiences writing dissertation prospectus and proposals. Below is a link to a recording of the panel discussion.

Below is a YouTube video on drafting a research proposal: