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P ROFESSIONAL C OMMUNICATION : P ROPOSAL Writing and Submission Requirements Length: 3000 words, minimum (1000 words per person) Format: APA or IEEE manuscript form Submission: Turn in to E-Learning as an attached document in Word or Rich Text format (.doc or .rtf) and turn in as hard copy at the beginning of class. For the electronic copy, name the file using your last name and the name of the assignment with no spaces (e.g.: SmithProposal.doc). Assignment Prompt and Context This assignment takes the form of an “RFP” or Request for Proposals by the University of Florida. The University of Florida has received a new, large grant from a joint US Department of Commerce and US Department of Energy task force created to stimulate new research opportunities for emerging technologies. These newly created grants stipulates that project proposals, not to be less than $1,000,000 and not to be in excess of $10,000,000 will be awarded to engineering projects which are innovative responses to some of the economic, environmental, and social problems facing America today. Proposals which “significantly improve the quality of life for individual American citizens at home, at work, or at school, or directly and immediately improve the engineering quality and competitiveness of American industry within the global marketplace” will be given top priority. The Office of Sponsored Research is now actively soliciting proposals from all interested Engineering firms in North Central Florida. They have formed an awards committee who, in conjunction with donor agencies, will prioritize applications and decide which local proposals get funding for this fiscal year. Your task is to form an engineering group and craft a proposal that will win one of these grants. Your group’s proposal may take the form of a planning proposal, a
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course ENC 3254 taught by Professor Rinne during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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