To apply for the ORNL Challenge program, applicants must write a proposal that identifies possible Solutions to one or more of the official Challenge Questions. Applicants must then submit their Solution document through the application system, Zintellect.
Winning candidates will need to convincingly demonstrate that their proposed plan will make a contribution to the Solution of the stated research Challenge.
Challenge Solutions MUST be prepared using this template (MS-Word) to format submissions. All uploads to Zintellect must be in PDF format. The Solution document should be between 7-11 pages (not including title page) and should present the following as headings in the written document:
|Proposal Component||Suggested Length|
|(using 11-12 point size, and Arial or Times New Roman font only)|
|Research hypothesis||1 - 2 pages|
|Material and Methods (complete study design, including proposed data collection techniques, required instruments, and analysis)||4-6 pages|
|Study period - Timetable for completion of the project||½ - 1 page|
|Works Cited||½ -1 page|
|TOTAL||7 – 11 pages|
Solutions that are missing one or more of the above sections may not be considered. Please carefully write and proofread your Solution document before submission.
Application deadline: February 19, 2016
Challenge candidates must certify that the ideas they submit in the attached Solution document are their own, although the ideas submitted may be developed under the supervision of a university faculty mentor.