Identify the decision-maker(s) who will read your researched proposal and then write a memo depending upon whether the decision-maker is within or outside your organization requesting that you be given permission to move forward with your research, and why they should grant you this permission.
The proposal is for Obesity and Kids.
To: Andy Cuthbert, Vice-President, Research & Development,
From: Tom Honcho
Dated: January 1, 20xx
Re: Permission for research on "Obesity and Kids",
I have received your request for research suggestions and I strongly recommend doing research on obesity and kids. Obesity in kids has reached very high levels. The percent of overweight children is increasing and a large proportion is likely to become overweight unless some strong steps are taken to reduce this trend. Medical practitioners recognize the problem of obesity but ...
Obesity and Kids is discussed in great detail in this solution.