I am a final year PhD student in Physics applying for postdoc. Usually institutes ask for statement of research in postdoc applications. But one of them asks for a research proposal (less than two pages). I already have a four page long research statement. I was thinking of omitting my past research part (I'll not be working on my thesis related work in future). Can someone suggest me how to modify a statement of research to make that a research proposal.
My recommendation is to not modify your research statement, but just write the research proposal from the beginning. It's less than 2 pages, so it's not that much work, and depending on how your research proposal is written, the result probably won't flow well if you just delete the previous work parts.