Background information: I am currently applying for various PhD programs in Mathematics. For some of them, I have to give a short presentation regarding the research proposal, which I have submitted for the application.
Now, I am currently a research assistant in the university where I did my master's degree in order to continue my work until I can start my PhD. However, my PhD applications are for other universities in slightly different topics.
- I usually include my affiliation as well as the name and the logo of my university on the title page, because it looks more prefessional. Should I also do this for the PhD interview? On one hand, the application has nothing to do with my university and currenct academic position (I mean, I do not present anything regarding my research, just the project on which I intend to work as a PhD student), but on the other hand it is the place where I am currently affilated to.
- Secondly, should I include the name of my intended supervisor on the title page? For the application, it was not required to specify your preferred supervisor, however, I am already in touch with some professors and the proposals are the results of my discussions with them (the proposal are not binding, just required for the applications). So, should I add a line on the title page like "intended to work under the guidance of Prof. John/Jane Doe"? (The professors are in each case not in the committee)