I am currently trying to apply for a PhD position in a university. For the completion of application I have to write two essays:
- Statement of motivation
- Description of research area (with vacant PhD position)
I have written my statement of motivation but I am unable to write a description of research area. In the application there are different research themes which have a vacant PhD position; we have to chose one research area from these themes. I am interested in one research area: its title is catalytic study of X-material . I have never worked in this research topic or material. So I am in a dilemma on what to write in my description of research area.
Should I write about the property of X-material, current research or should I make a research proposal for that research area (catalytic study of X-material)?