How much would you guys include about specific research interests in the NDSEG SOP? I'm not sure how much to put. I also am not entirely certain what questions I want to work on. I just know which areas I like. How would you guys approach this?
• As part of this statement, we are interested in your ideas about: ◦ the kinds of research in which you would like to be engaged during your graduate study or in the longer term; or
• Please discuss these research interests in sufficient detail for an expert who is technically competent in your field to judge your understanding of the questions to be addressed. This includes relevant hypotheses and approaches one might take to answering the questions, and other research principles required to investigate the research area you identify.
• We are interested in not only the science, but also your longer-term goals and how the science fits into your life as an individual. We do not want this to look like a grant submission
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