state and explain your topic and/or question. Tell us why you are pursuing it, why it is of interest and worthy of study, and why a potential reader should care. In turn, at this preliminary stage, what do you think your ideas may contribute? What gap do you seek to fill in the literature and/or our collective understanding? What makes your potential contribution unique? What is its political importance?
The maximum length is 500 words (while there is no minimum, it is highly doubtful that a proposal that is significantly shorter than 500 words would allow you to adequately explain your project idea).