I am currently applying for several post-doctoral positions. For these applications I have to prepare a research document in which I present my current research and my future projects in a limited amount of pages (typically not more than 4 or 5). But there is two possible organisations of ideas:
- 1) A first approach would be to present first my past and current research topics and then my future projects.
- 2) A second approach consists in a thematic organization in which I present for each topic my past and current research and what I plan to do in this topic in the future. Some topics can be only past/current and some other only long-term project.
What is the best organization ?