CANCELED - GPPD Writing Research Statements

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Date: March 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UGL Community Room
Category: Training

A strong research statement is a key component of a successful job search in academia or at other research-intensive institutions. In this seminar, we will learn what a research statement is, what components it should contain, how long it should be, the importance of good writing and background research, and what constitutes a winning research statement. This will be a hands-on seminar, with writing exercises and the opportunity to compare research statements written by others. 

Session leader: Peter Hoffmann, professor of physics 

Target audience: PhD students and postdocs 

After attending this GPPD, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the important role of research statements in job applications.
  • Identify the essential components of a research statement.
  • Apply professional writing techniques.
  • Compose strong professional research statements.
  • Critically examine and compare research statements to understand how they may be evaluated by potential reviewers.

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Contact

Mary Wood
313-577-0551
mewood@wayne.edu

Cost

Free

Audience

Current students