Provide a half page proposal for your project. The topic must be in the field of Cryptography. For example, you can choose to study one of the many post-quantum cryptographic schemes, visual cryptography, RSA encryption, ECC encryption, quantum cryptography, how SSL works, how the Heartbleed attack worked, any of the digital signature schemes, bitcoins, what is DNSSEC, IPSEC, SSH, etc. These are just suggestions. Think out of the box and come up with unconventional topics, but related to Cryptography.
In the proposal, give a clear motivation of why you want to study that particular topic, and what you hope to learn out of it. It must also contain at least five relevant references that you used to form your opinion and will likely study as you work on your project.
Use 12 point, Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins on US Letter page.