There are only two requirements for a UNC proposal to be added to this collection.
The first requirement is that your proposal must be completely approved by your committee.
This is an artifact of me knowing more computer graphics folks to pester for their proposals.
Add your non-graphics proposal to the collection and help remedy this imbalance!
Note that there is no requirement that the author has finished his/her Ph. Several of the proposals in the collection were written by people who, as of this writing, are still working on their dissertation. I encourage people to submit their proposals in any form they wish.
Perhaps the most useful forms at the present are Postscript and HTML, but this may not always be so.In this part of your proposal, it is often useful to discuss how to verify the negation of your thesis, because it provides a useful rhetorical contrast.In this part of your proposal, you continue to establish your understanding of the area and your expertise.In this part, you would clarify that "feasible" for you means that the average zombified freshman can do it and that "useful" means that it saves on average ten zorkmids given a set of benchmarks you layout in the proposal.(This is not to say that you should not give some explanation of these ideas before, just that that you should solidify expectations in this piece.)There are many coherent and clear theses that have verification procedures that are not worthy of graduate work.These things are valuable and are often high on the list of goals that advisers, committees, and graduate programs have for students who are proposing theses.However, it is important to realize that this is not the of a thesis proposal.For example, if your thesis were "P is equal to NP", then you would explain what constitutes a proof of this statement.In this case, you might say that a polynomial-time solution to a NP-complete problem would constitute proof.There are many people who just start working and figure out what they’ve discovered later. For example, if your thesis were "P is equal to NP", then you need to explain (a) what "P" is, (b) what "NP" is, and (c) what it means for these things to be equal.For example, if your thesis is "frobnozzle analysis is feasible and useful for nobfrozzled languages", then you need to explain (a) what "frobnozzle analysis" is, (b) what it means to be "feasible", (c) what it means to be "useful", and (d) what "nobfrozzled languages" are.