Resources


Guides to doing impactful research


All disciplines

STEM

Psychology


Improving your productivity


Productivity tools


Tools for improving and speeding up your workflow:

  • Elicit is a GPT-3 powered research assistant that helps with various tasks, including classifying datasets, brainstorming research questions and finding researchers similar to a list you started with, which may be helpful if you’re looking for a supervisor. Students automatically receive access as part of our coaching process.
  • SMMRY automatically summarises text to save you time.
  • The Brain allows you to organise ideas in non-linear mind maps. We think it’s the best mind-map tool and may be particularly useful during creative research phases and when working in open/new research fields.
  • RoamResearch and Workflowy are note-taking tools that allow you to create hyperlinks between notes.


Productivity advice


Blog posts

Books

Courses and modules


Developing a Research Question



Finding Existing Data


General

Development economics

Social sciences

Statistical data


Tools for Literature Reviews


  • Elicit allows you to enter a question and receive answers from research papers.
  • Connected Papers creates a visual overview of your field of study, showing papers that are similar to the paper you started with.
  • Semantic Scholar is a literature search tool that provides one-sentence summaries of papers and shows papers that influenced or were influenced by the paper you are reading.
  • Scite shows the contexts in which a scientific article has been cited and whether the citations were accompanied by supporting or contrasting evidence.
  • LitMaps creates visual maps of citations between research papers and recommends relevant papers.
  • ResearchRabbit helps you search for papers and authors, monitor new literature and visualise research landscapes.

Reference Managers:


Open Science & Preregistration


Pre-registration

Resources on developing your skill in producing reproducible and ethical science:


Methods & Analysis


Collections of resources


Recruiting Participants


Building a Study

Tools for building online experiments and behaviour change programs:


Statistics

Estimating your required sample size and statistical power:


Data Analysis


Improving your Writing


General

STEM

Economics


Dissemination


Publishing

Where to publish your paper (both sites provide recommendations based on your abstract):


Presenting Research


Funding and Awards


Funding


Many universities have their own university- or faculty/school-based mini-grants programs to support students with particularly promising research or extra-curricular plans (e.g. exceptional research proposals for their undergraduate, masters or PhD thesis or plans to attend conferences or research-based events to support their research).

Try googling something like “special research grants [name of your university]” to find whether yours offer this.

The 2021 scholarship guide outlines scholarships available in various universities across multiple countries for undergraduate, masters and PhD students.

This site features EA funding opportunities for a number of different cause areas and disciplines and you can also check this post for additional opportunities.

For alternative protein research specifically check out the Food System Research Fund.

Awards

International, all disciplines

International, discipline-specific

Germany

UK


Prizes from other countries coming soon...

Your own department/university likely run their own thesis awards. Consider applying – it is usually a good way to show that your thesis is exceptional.


Further resources


Internships and career opportunities


We do regular searches to identify opportunities that are relevant to our recommended research directions, and are particularly suited to students interested in research careers and early-career researchers. If you want to make use of this service, please apply here.

Opportunities relevant to our prioritised research directions can also be found below:

Opportunities can also be found by signing up for the newsletters of the research organisations mentioned in our prioritised research directions profiles. There are also many newsletters linked in this post.


Careers Advice


Thanks to Michel Justen from
EA UW–Madison for help creating this page.


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