I am applying for a marine biology orientated PhD in Denmark and they ask for the following:

A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)

The project already has a defined topic although it is quite vague. I am unsure what is expected in terms on content and format for the research proposal.

Has anyone successfully applied for a DK PhD and has submitted this type of documents? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.


It is clear to me that whatever you will write, it will be part of your application evaluation.

Follow guidelines to write scientific proposals, and compress whatever you write in one page, then you are done.

Please avoid survivorship bias: let's say that this proposal compose 20 points over 100 of the applicants rating system. A succesful applicant, who obtained only 1 point of the 20 available may provide you their proposal, and you may find yourself getting 1 point by "getting inspired" by their proposal, rather than 5 points for "finding your inner creativity" for the proposal...

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