Research Paper Proposal Requirements:
Topic (1-2 sentences)
Background (1-3 paragraphs describing why your idea is relevant, what is the problem)
Abstract (300 word description of your project)
Objectives (What are your goals with this topic? What do you hope to learn or accomplish?)
What do you expect to find through this process?  Do you have any biases you should be cognizant of while researching and writing and what are they?
An annotated bibliography light including at least half of the necessary sources.  By this I mean a bibliography which includes a sentence or two describing each source.