INSPIRED: how to have research ideas. Creatively developing project ideas is an essential component of crafting your own independent researcher niche. Follow the numbers to learn more.

1. Where do ideas come from?

How do successful fellows generate and develop their research ideas? Take a video walk through some top level tips from the Fellowship Ahoy research project.

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2. From the data: a conversation on developing research ideas.

This conversation is stitched together by the investigator from many one to one interviews with fellows. This video presents real opinions from the data on ideas, inspiration and hard work, and is presented as a dicussion.

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3. How do I make sure my idea is mine?

What are some of the sense checks aspiring fellows perform on their project ideas? Take a video walk through some top level tips on from the Fellowship Ahoy research project.

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4. From the data: a conversation on ownership of research ideas

This conversation is stitched together by the investigator from many one to one interviews with fellows. This video presents real opinions from the data on how aspiring fellows negotiated to create their research niches, and gained PI permissions to run with a project idea.

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5. Video narratives of developing project ideas

Hear research fellows’ commentary on their approach to develop the research projects they designed for their fellowship applications.

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6: Creative thinking: how to improve it.

Promoting and enhancing your own research creativity is a research topic in itself. What's in the literature that could give you some inspiration on increasing your blossoming creative genius?! Resources to support this are in the side bar.

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