EDEN Doctoral Seminar on generating impactful research ideas for young scholars

November 17, 2022 to December 15, 2022
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September 17, 2022

Finding good and creative research ideas is a struggle for many PhD students early in their academic career. Some will find it difficult to find the right research question for their PhD, others will stop ideating after their first idea, and some will have many ideas but do not know which one to select. Ideation tools can help researchers to come with more and better research ideas. By the end of this seminar, participants will generate about 5 research ideas to discuss with their advisors, and present them in a standardized format.

To be able to do so, participants will be taught a process and a host of tools to generate more creative and impactful research ideas. Together with the instructors, participants will apply the tools to generate research ideas.

The seminar aims to help participants achieve their personal goals, which may be different, but often start with a great idea. This may include:

  • Publishing impactful papers in top journals
  • Having greater control over ideation
  • Increasing the chances of project funding