Web.COCC.edu and Writing.Engr.PSU.edu contain examples of report proposals. These proposals are research and thesis proposals by undergraduates and master's and doctorate proposals to satisfy academic requirements and outline a prospective topic of research.
A student writes a report proposal to outline a course of research or presentation to achieve an academic goal. The proposal outlines for the professor what the research is intended to cover, how it is expected proceed and what the student hopes to accomplish. The student submits the proposal to ensure that the research or report fits with her academic goals and satisfies the academic criteria of the professor and school. The proposal should identify the research question, cite and evaluate previous research in the area, identify any shortcomings, and state what the proposed research may conclude.