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Questions about research statements, such as might be included as part of a postdoc or faculty job application.

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Applying to a full time lecturer post in the UK in a psychology related field [duplicate]

I am a non-European applying from outside of the UK. I need to come up with realistic external funding ideas for the next three years. I have a good idea of what kind of research I would like to do ...
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How to write statement or letter of intent for US graduate school?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. One university asked for a statement or letter of intent. There is nothing written on their website(e.g. what I should include, what they are ...
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A specific question on writing research statement

I'm applying for a postdoc position at a university that asks to write a research statement taking into account possible interactions with research groups/faculty within the different departments (e.g....
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Structure of research statement for a tenure-track position

I am going to prepare a research statement for a tenure-track position. How is the structure of a research statement for a tenure-track position? Must the sections be separated into "Past ...
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Can presented papers at conferences be listed in the reference section of Research Statements?

I have some presentation in conferences, which have not published as a proceeding or in a journal. I would like to know whether it is customary to put presented papers in the reference section and ...
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How to explain a change in research interests for an application for a doctoral position?

At the moment I'm writing a statement of research interest for a doctoral position in physics, more precisely theoretical quantum technology. The problem I have is that my master's thesis was mostly ...
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Application for a PhD in Germany: how specific do I need to be about my thesis plans?

I've just finished my master's degree in physics and now I'm searching for a PhD position. I found a working group at a German university that is searching for some PhD students. In the vacancy it is ...
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Should I mention I had no funding in my Ph.D experience?

A professor mentioned on his website that his looking for postdoctoral researchers. And he mentioned that interested people should sent a short research statement and added this link. Discuss where ...
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Cover letter vs CV vs research statement at academicjobsonline

I'm applying for postdoc positions via academicjobsonline and a typical call requires (1) Cover letter (2) CV (3) Research statement. Previously I was applying to an aggregate of European universities ...
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Is re-using parts of one's own SoP (or research statement) considered self-plagiarism?

Are the following considered instances of self-plagiarism? Re-using parts of one's own statement of purpose (submitted as part of a graduate admission application) in SoPs submitted with other ...
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Noting posters/presentations (formal project titles/dates/locations) essential for statements of purpose in US PhD programs?

I am applying to biomedical PhD programs in the US. I have taken part in 2 summer internships that resulted in poster sessions and presentations at local conferences. I have also taken part in ...
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Discussing one's working ideas and possible research projects in PHD application

I am a senior year undergraduate student in Computer Science, graduating in a year and looking forward to pursuing a PhD. I have a good experience with the research topic I want to work on, with a ...
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How to write a statement of research interest for postdoc positions that already have a defineed research direction

I'm currently applying for a postdoc position in a particular lab. The lab has several postdoc positions available at this time, those postdocs will work on different aspects of a larger research ...
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US postdoc application with one-page research statement (no cover letter!) [psychology/linguistics]

For a one-year postdoc position (extendable up to three years) in psychology/linguistics in the US, I'm asked to submit a cv, two published works, and a one-page research statement (so, no cover ...
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What is letter of interest

I am going to apply for a postdoc position and one of the required documents is letter of interest. Is it the same with research statement? The requested documents are cv, list of publications ...
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Should I prepare a research statement or cover letter for postdoc ads. with general descriptions?

I noticed 1-2 advertisements for postdoc positions in which they provided the general description of what they want as publishing and improving the state-of-the-art in a more or less big subfield of Y....
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Checking the content of research statement

I finished Ph.D several months ago and planning to apply for postdoc positions. I am preparing my research statement. I would like to ask some experts to review it before uploading that. Is it ethical ...
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some questions regarding research plan for postdoc

I am going to apply for some postdoc positions which last more than one year. As usual, one of the main required documents is research plan. Having considered some good questions in academia....
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Interested in research, not in coursework

I am in the last semester of my undergraduate degree in computer science. I plan to apply for masters and PhD positions thereafter. I did not have a good classroom experience in my bachelor's ...
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How to sell my skills in a research statement

I am a postdoc currently on the academic job market who does interdisciplinary work. My phd is in mathematical physics, granted by a physics department, while working with a research group technically ...
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Where to put state of research in thesis when it needs to be referenced in introduction?

For writing scientific texts like bachelor or master thesis I have learned and used the following basic structure: Introduction Background State of research Methods Results Discussion Conclusions I ...
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Where should you mention the name of potential mentor in research statement when applying for a post doc?

I am going to apply for a postdoc position. I exchanged emails with one of the professors as potential mentor and he told me to mention his name in my research statement. In which part of the ...
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post doc research and problem with its progress

In order to get postdoc in math I need to write a research statement. But I am thinking about some questions and appreciate your answers. Is it possible to express several topics in research ...
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How to write a brief research statement for a postdoc application?

Please give an idea about the ideal length of a brief research statement and its format. Should I write about the research that I have done in my Ph.D. or should i propose a new research idea for post-...
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Should I mention my blog in a postdoc application?

I am a PhD candidate in Physics, and I am applying to some interdisciplinary postdocs that deal with economics/climate science/etc. I have a pretty good academic publishing record, but also own a ...
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Post-doc requested only research statement; no cover letter?

I'm planning to apply for a postdoc that asks only for a CV and a research statement describing "educational and research background, areas of interest, and what you would like to accomplish in your ...
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Is it advisable to put your CV, research statement, teaching statement on your website?

I'm a postdoc in computer science applying for tenure-track faculty positions. I look at the websites of people who are in similar positions to mine and about half of them include a link to the ...
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Should I optimize the content of a first page of a research statement (risking typography)?

The usual entirely-true cliche is that most people on the postdoc-hiring committee will not themselves read beyond the first page or so of the whole thing, so you should be sure to make your big ...
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Talking about career plans given short supply of academic jobs?

Context: I am asked for my career plans and aims for development after graduation if I were accepted into a PhD program in pure mathematics under government funding from Country A. Dumb question: I ...
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How long are “brief statements of research and teaching interests”?

I'm applying for a computer science tenure-track assistant-professor position in the U.S. Some job announcements ask for brief statements of research and teaching interests. How long is this "brief" ...
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“Research Statement” vs. “Research Plan” for assistant professor applications

I'm putting together applications for assistant professor positions and some ask for a research statement whereas others ask for a research plan (still others, although a rarity, ask for neither). It ...
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Should a research statement for a faculty job have references in it?

If you are applying for a faculty job in computer science in a US university, should your research statement have references to research papers in it?
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How do selection committees ensure that they won't steal an applicant's ideas as presented in his/her research statement?

Academic job applications usually require the submission of a research statement, which describes not only the applicant's research experience, but also future direction of their work. As such, it may ...
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What to include for a strong research statement for a faculty position?

An application for a faculty position normally needs a strong research statement, but what is included in a good research statement? Highlighting the past successful research projects evidenced by ...
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General structure of Research Statement (applying for faculty position)

I'm going to apply for assistant professor positions (in theoretical computer science) soon, and I'm trying to get a feeling for how to write a good research statement. Should it contain a detailed ...
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How to write a research statement for a math postdoc position?

I am a graduate student in mathematics working on functional analysis of quantum information (basically using matrix techniques in some well-known problems). I am presently applying for postdoctoral ...