Sample Research Proposal

Research Elective Requests

A research elective must be approved by the Special Electives Committee at least 2 months prior to the start of the elective. This includes research electives of any length, including the Research Pathway and MD/PhD Pathway research. (i.e. 2 week, 4 week, 6 week, 16 week, etc)

Applications for approval should include the following:

Proposal (~2 pages, prepared by the student in collaboration with the mentor) - Proposal is to be signed by the mentor

N.B. In general, research electives cannot be entirely literature review. However, research electives in disciplines that are exclusively based on literature review, such as those in the medical humanities, will be considered provided they result in production of a high-quality, potentially publishable paper, which reflects original analysis or synthesis and makes a serious contribution to scholarship in the field. Such electives require close mentorship by a qualified Drexel faculty member, with conferences at least twice weekly, faculty review of the initial draft, and approval of the final revised paper.

Revised 08/03/2016
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