Postgraduate students, create your Qualitative Research Proposal with Ease!

Are you a postgraduate student ready to create a research proposal using a qualitative research design? This template will save you many hours of frustration! Generic functions packaged for your convenience into a consumer-friendly, ready-to-use template.


Qualitative Research Proposal Template

A template for your research project proposal using a qualitative research design.



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Edit this Microsoft Word Document (docx) to align with the requirements of your tertiary institution.

Appropriate headings

Generic headings which typically form part of a research project proposal including those specific to a qualitative study.

Study design guidance

Links to valuable qualitative methodology publications.

Heading styles

Headings are formatted using the heading styles and multilevel lists functions.

Video instructions

Clear instructions through multiple screen recorded videos for hassle-free editing of the template.

Multiple uses

Save the template in a safe place and reuse it for all future projects.

Constructing tables

Instructions on how to add a landscape table to a portrait document and repeat header rows in tables that run over more than one page.

Navigation pane

Tips on how to easily navigate between different sections inside your document using the navigation pane.


Suggestions for adding appendices specific to a qualitative study.

Budget section

A guide to presenting the budget for the project.

Time frame of the project

Guidance on creating a table presenting the project's time frame.

Other tips and tricks

Other tips and tricks such as how to justify text and change the size of the margins.

Qualitative Research Proposal Template 

A template for your research project proposal using a qualitative research design.