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I made it almost twice shorter, and concise. Would greatly appreciate further feedback on how to improve it.


I have always dreamed of studying abroad but I have never envisioned pursuing my studies in one of the best universities in the world, plan on studying in XXX country or receiving a scholarship and internship opportunity that would change my career forever. It was early on when I realized that the path you set for yourself, specifically in education, is never as direct as you dream it to be. My interest in the new field of Disaster Resilience took root when I interviewed the people of XXX Island, who suffered the brunt of the 2011 tsunami. I felt compassion toward them, admiring their courage and determination to rebuild their lives. That impelled me to choose sustainability field and now apply for this program. While my main interest has been in sustainability science I have an additional goal of closing the behavioral decision gap between sustainability scientists and public communities through evidence-based policy research.

The two areas of study I plan to focus my doctoral studies on are sustainability science, specifically focusing on climate studies, and policy studies. During my graduate career, one problem I have seen not only in the news and politics, but in my own life as well, is the disconnect in communication between the science community and the public. This gap has caused issues promoting scientific ignorance in the public due to ineffective communication from scientists and lack of communication from the government sector. However, if more people focused on the quality of decision making rather than number of policies being passed there were better communication methods, there may be less issues in the policy making realm.

Many traditional graduate programs are rigidly structured and do not allow for much room for customization depending on the student. Some students, such as I have research interests that require the synergy of two fields to pursue our ideal career. Earning my PhD degree in XXX at XXX best fits my ambitions due to the XXX’s philosophy of interdisciplinary structure to research. I am a firm believer in importance of a holistic understanding, looking to build a resilient society and approaching issues in a trans-boundary manner to benefit more groups of people. The Ph.D. program through XXX program will allow me to not only receive a more in-depth look and education in the realm of resilience building and climate change adaptation but also provide me with the opportunity to apply my knowledge to developing a resilient society through improving the long-term sustainability of communities around the planet in the most effective way possible.

As mentioned previously, many graduate programs are not completely adaptable to the prospective students’ interests like the XXX program is. I would have the opportunity to develop current behavioural decision-making methods, such as the use of in decision making methods and climate change adaptation methods, being spearheaded by XXXX faculty such as XXX, XXX on environmental policy development, and I would also have the opportunity to participate in environmental policy research, focusing on climate change and disaster risk management through the XXX Group with XXXX.

Through this program, I would be able to touch on all my interests in 3 years rather than spending countless years receiving other more specific degrees in each of the different fields I am interested in and attempting to obtain careers I may not be completely qualified for. The latter would take much for time than completing a Ph.D. through XXXX and preparing myself for a career in research whether climate change adaptation or environmental policy focused. The less time I spend on preparing myself for a career, the more time I will have to make a change in the field I end up in, which is the ultimate goal.

Over the course of completing these research projects, I have gained experience in environmental and social complexities in the field-based exercises by looking at solutions from transboundary and holistic approaches by integrating science and social science disciplines. When conducting field research, I was naturally exposed not just to the issues, but also the complexity of interacting with stakeholders with different views, values or priorities. Moving forward through this program, I will be able to apply these skills to my research, develop proficiency in new methods of evidence-based policy analysis and climate change adaptation methods. Additionally, through my evidence-based research, I will be able to apply my climate change adaptation methods and research towards creating the evidence based policies. This new generation can help to stimulate a new movement of environmentalism and activism, creating positive environmental change. The program offered by XXX will allow me to combine my interests and create a change for the better regarding climate change and environmental policy making.

Comments  

- What's the application deadline?

- Were you given any guidelines about which areas to cover?

- Is there a word limit?

Thank you for the questions.

1. The application deadline is 10th of November.

2. Yes, they want to see my general interest in multidisciplinary research, why am I a good fit for this program and future goals after graduation.

3. Word limit: single space, 2 pages.

I hope I answered your questions well. I would greatly appreciate any further feedback and suggestions.

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I have always dreamed of studying abroad, but I have never envisioned pursuing my studies in one of the best universities in the world, planned on studying in XXX country or receiving a scholarship and internship opportunity that would change shape my future career. forever. It was early on when I realized that the path you set for yourself, specifically in education, is never as direct as you dream it to be. My interest in the new field of Disaster Resilience took root when I interviewed the people of XXX Island, who suffered the brunt of the 2011 tsunami. I felt compassion toward them, admiring their courage and determination to rebuild their lives. That impelled me to choose study sustainability field and now apply for this program. While my main interest has been in sustainability science, I have an additional a personal goal of closing bridging the behavioral decision gap between sustainability scientists and public communities through evidence-based policy research.

The two areas of study I plan to focus my doctoral studies on are sustainability science, specifically focusing on climate studies, and policy studies. During my graduate career, After graduating, one problem I have seen not only in the news and in politics but in my own life as well, is the disconnect in communication between the scientific community and the public. This gap has caused issues promoting scientific ignorance in the public due to ineffective communication from scientists and lack of communication from the governmental bodies. sector. However, if more people focused on the quality of decision making rather than number of policies being passed, and if there were better communication methods, processes, these problems could be resolved. there may be less issues in the policy making realm.

Many traditional graduate programs are rigidly structured and do not allow for have much room for customization depending on to accommodate the research goals of the individual student. Some students, such as I including me, have research interests that require the synergy of two studying material from two or more fields. to pursue our ideal career. Earning my Thus, doing a PhD degree in XXX at XXX best fits my ambitions due to the XXX’s philosophy of interdisciplinary structure to research. I am a firm believer in the importance of holistic understanding, looking to build a resilient society and approaching issues in a trans-boundary manner to benefit more groups of people. The XXX Ph.D. program through XXX program will allow me to not only receive a more in-depth look and education consolidate my understanding in the realm of resilience building and climate change adaptation but also as well as provide me with the opportunity to apply my knowledge to developing a resilient society through improving the long-term sustainability of communities. around the planet in the most effective way possible.

As mentioned previously, many graduate programs are not completely adaptable to the prospective students’ interests like the XXX program is. I would have the opportunity to develop current behavioural decision-making methods, such as the use of in decision making methods and climate change adaptation methods, being spearheaded by XXXX faculty such as XXX, XXX on environmental policy development, and I would also have the opportunity to participate in environmental policy research, focusing on climate change and disaster risk management through the XXX Group with XXXX.

Through this program, I would be able to touch on cover all my interests in three years, rather than spending countless years receiving other more specific degrees in each of the different fields I am interested in. and attempting to obtain careers I may not be completely qualified for. The latter would take much for time than completing a Ph.D. through XXXX and preparing myself for a career in research whether climate change adaptation or environmental policy focused. The less time I spend on preparing The faster I can ready myself for my career, the more time I will have to make a real and meaningful change in the my field, I end up in, which is the my ultimate goal.

Over the course of completing these my previous research projects, I have gained experience in learned much about the environmental and social complexities in the field-based exercises by looking at solutions from transboundary and holistic approaches perspectives and by integrating science and social science disciplines. When conducting field research, I was naturally exposed not just to the issues, but also the complexity of interacting with stakeholders with different views, values or priorities. Moving forward through this program, I will be able to apply these skills to my research, develop proficiency in new methods of evidence-based policy analysis and climate change adaptation methods. Additionally, through my evidence-based research, I will be able to apply my climate change adaptation methods and research towards creating the evidence based policies. This new generation can help to stimulate a new movement of environmentalism and activism, creating positive environmental change. The program offered by XXX will allow me to combine my interests and create a change for the better regarding climate change and environmental policy making.

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I crossed out a lot of repetitive text. I could have crossed out more!

I think they would like you to write a paragraph about where you see yourself in the future. Try to be as specific as possible. The more specific you are (less waffle and more facts), the more meaningful your SOP will be (dates, names, places, numbers, etc). Also, you may want to include specifics about any notable achievements of yours. Revise your SOP, and post the amended version below if you wish.