nl en

Research Proposal (BMS)


Admission requirements

The student has finished Junior Research Project I (JRP-I) and has handed in the written report of JRP-I via KLapp. The course How to write a research proposal has successfully been completed.
The application for JRP- II has been approved by the Master’s Internship Committee.


The research proposal contains a description of (1) the background of the study with coverage of the relevant literature, (2) a general purpose of the study, (3) specific study objectives, (4) design and methods to define what research will be done in the available time, and (5) the team of scientists involved in this research project.

Course objectives

To qualify for JRP-II, the student writes a research proposal under the guidance of the project coordinator of JRP-II. In writing the proposal, the student should demonstrate his or her:

  • knowledge and understanding of the field;

  • ability to integrate this knowledge;

  • originality in developing and applying ideas to a research project;

  • problem solving abilities in new areas of research;

  • ability to write a well-structured and clear project plan.



Mode of instruction


Assessment method

The research proposal should be approved by the project coordinator and by the Master’s Internship Committee. Assessment is pass/no pass.

Reading list


Registration for FOS courses, H2W, Scientific Conduct, Course on Lab Animal Sciences and CRiP takes place in lottery rounds in the beginning of July. After the lottery rounds: if you want to register for a course you are kindly asked to contact the student administration at