My uni advisor offered me, some months after my graduation, a PhD position in his group. I do not know any detail about such position.
Right now I am more inclined going in different topics, and I am actually evaluating other proposals, academic and not. Still, since an intersection with my current interests is somewhat possible, I would like to know what their project might involve, but with the serious possibility that I will reject the proposal.
I was thinking of writing something along the lines of "thanks for the message, I am thinking about other proposals in a different direction. Could you please give more details".
Do you think this is appropriate? Would you set up the reply in a different way? Thanks!