Writing tips for a good proposal

Bear the following tips in mind when writing your proposal:

Remember you are writing for two different audiences. The first audience is the people who will review your proposal, i.e. the members of the PCST scientific committee. Your aim is to convince them that your proposal is important, original and relevant. The second audience is the participants of the PCST conference – an international mix of science communication scholars, practitioners, students and lecturers. Ask yourself: Why would they be interested in coming to my session? Make sure you include the following in your proposal:

  • A title that is interesting and inviting enough to ‘hook’ the reader but also highlights the core of the contribution
  • Clarity about the contribution your topic makes to science communication research or practice
  • A statement of what is new, original, topical or significant about your topic
  • Detail about how you intend to engage the audience