Policy Proposal Guidelines

In addition to these category-specific guidelines all submissions must follow the General Submission Guidelines and complete a submission form.

Policy Proposals submitted to the Bioethics Research Showcase should follow this general format and include the following sections:

To [Policy Proposals may be addressed to multiple individual persons, and multiple institutions  and organizations]

From [student name]

Re [subject matter]


Policy Proposal Sections:

  • Recommendation(s)/Call to Action
  • Brief Statement of problem
  • Rationale for Policy Recommendation [explanation based on ethical/ scientific/ political/ social/ legislative/ cultural grounds]
  • Background Information and Policy Implications
  • Background of Problem
  • Relevant Stakeholders and Perspectives
  • Legislative Context
  • Overview of Pros and Cons and Ramifications


General Submission Guidelines

Judging Criteria