I'm looking for PhD positions and I just recently came across an option in Germany. This team is working on a subject that is very really truly interesting for me. I want to write to the head of the team to express my interest and ask if there is a chance for me to do my PhD in their team.
Now here is the issue: Should I mention the fact that what they are doing is my dream? In all honesty, I like my current field and what they are doing is where my field and my dream intersect. But should I express this fact?
I'm afraid if I mention that this program is my dream PhD it will be interpreted as a gesture of hypocrisy, while at the same time I think it is important to emphasis on my passion for the subject.
If adding my feelings regarding the field of research is not a bad practice, how far should go with it? It would be great if you support your answers with some examples.
P.S. To add to the dilemma, they have just won a very big grant and this increases the fear of wrong interpretation of my statements.