A junior faculty member in my department (we're cog neuro, I'm a postdoc) recommended that I put 2-3 paragraphs about future (not ongoing) research up front, right after the introductory paragraph. Followed by past/ongoing research. I'm not sure that I agree… Advice from committee members?
Date: 21 Sep 2015 22:37
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(applicant here, not committee member)
That seems a bit excessive given that the recommended total length is about 3 pages. And elsewhere on this forum people have recommended only putting a paragraph about that, given that evidence of what you have already done is more convincing about what you are likely to do than what you claim to plan to do.
…. Would be interested if a committee member gives different advice.
Committee member here: put it at the end. I want to see a story of your research…it seems logical that future directions goes at the end.
My research statement out of my post doc was 3.5 pages. It is now nearly 5 pages after 4-5 years.