The proposal can be completed online. It consists of three sections: Applicant Information, Project Overview, and Project Narrative. There are 11 questions, of which 4 are narrative responses between 250 and 500 words each, and 1 is a narrative response up to 1,500 words. Other questions are multiple choice, yes/no, or short responses of 100 words or fewer.
The time required to complete the proposal will vary depending on the applicant and project.