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Graduate School

March 19, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Training
Location: UGL Community Room
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students

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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For more information about this event, please contact Mary Wood at 313-577-0551 or mewood@wayne.edu.