Writing/presentation style:

1) Verify that the title, the abstract and the content of your proposal clearly correspond to each other!
2) Maintain a clear structure, an intuitive navigational style throughout the document with headings and summaries, enabling the reader to quickly reference where they are for future commenting(Have a reader skim your document to verify)
3) Summarize significant issues and make no assumptions where possible.
4) Keep a reasonable, clear, declarative writing style (active verbs!) throughout the document
5) Breakup the narrative with bulleted lists, visuals, etc. demonstrating a command of abstract concepts and relationships
6) Use white space to highlight and emphasize important sections
7) Make sure your proposal does not contain any grammatical/spelling mistakes or typos; engage a proofreader

Source: How to Write a Research Proposal. (n.d.) Study Guides and Strategies. Retrieved from http://www.studygs.net/proposal.htm (Access Date: Jan 9, 2017).