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Discover research ideas

If you're looking for a thesis or dissertation topic, our content can give you inspiration.

Which research questions seem particularly important?

Find inspiration in our research direction profiles and list of research agendas, which feature questions we think could have a particularly large positive impact.

How can your research make a difference?

Learn why we think some research questions are likely to have a much greater impact than others, and explore how to choose a research question.


If you're looking for a thesis topic, or you've already decided to work on one of our recommended directions and want further guidance, apply for coaching!

Why apply for a call with us?

Our coaching can help you think through uncertainties you have about your research, such as what research question to pursue, which courses to apply to, and where to find funding.

If you want further guidance on identifying or tackling a research question, our coaches may also connect you with experienced researchers working on research questions that fit with your interests.

Online community

If you're interested in any of our recommended research directions and want to connect with others interested in the same topics, our online community is for you!

Why join our student community?

Our community is a place for aspiring and early-career researchers, from undergrad to post-PhD, to meet for peer-support and networking. It’s also a great way to be the first to hear about our workshops and other events.


Funding and supervision

Do you need to find research funding or an academic supervisor? We can help!

How can we help you find supervision?

Finding a great supervisor can make a huge difference to your development and future career. If you’re planning to work on one of our recommended research directions and looking for supervision, get started by exploring our database of potential supervisors.

How can we help you find funding?

Need funding for your research on one of our recommended research directions? Take a look at our list of funding sources. For further guidance you can also apply for coaching


Workshops and resources

Want to develop your research skills? Our workshops and resources are for you, wherever you are in your research journey.

Why join our online workshops?

Our workshops are on research skills that are particularly important for doing impactful research, and which are often not taught in universities. Apply for our Reasoning Transparency workshop here!

How else can we help?

Our collection of research resources and tools can help you to build skills for every stage of the research process.

Our advice also covers key topics such as how to write a successful PhD application, find a supportive supervisor, explore your fit for a research career and more.

Find research related opportunities

Our opportunities board has research-related internships, jobs, conferences and more, relevant to the research directions we recommend.