Workshop For a Cause, by Stimulus

Research 101 for High-Schoolers and Undergrads

People During Workshop

About the Workshop

 21 August, 2021     |   Online (Zoom)

The Research 101 workshop is a comprehensive guide and colloquy for a diverse set of students driven by academic curiosity, and wondering where to begin!

5:35 - 6:00 - A comprehensive introduction to getting started with research 
6:00 - 6:30 - Basic overview of critical skills required to start off with research - types of study designs, models to frame a research question, conducting a preliminary literature review
6:30 - 6:40 - break 
6:40 - 7:00 - importance of networking and collaboration in research 
7:00 - 7:15 - personal experiences and tips 
7:15 - 7:30 - Q&A

About the Facilitator


Stuti Chakraborty
Co-Founder, Stimulus | Occupational Therapist, CMC Vellore

The workshop will be conducted by Stuti Chakraborty, who recently completed her undergraduate degree and is currently working as an Occupational Therapist at Christian Medical College, Vellore.  She is one of the Co-founders of Stimulus. Stuti started out with research as an undergraduate student and was instantaneously drawn to its evolving nature. She has 8 publications in international, peer-reviewed journals/preprint servers and is also currently collaborating on research projects with professors from research labs around the world. She is also a research assistant at the Language and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her major area of research focus is on non-invasive brain stimulation, neuroimaging and neurorehabilitation for persons with disabilities.

About the Cause

We wanted to give back to the society that has given us so much! Hence, in order to celebrate Stimulus’ first anniversary as a completely youth-driven initiative, forging ahead, making strides in increasing accessibility to the brain sciences for a younger audience, we will be donating all proceeds from our workshop to Asha Niketan. Asha Niketan is a Kolkata based care home for adults and children with mental disabilities. What will the funds be used for: Asha Niketan is in dire need of funds to support essential medications for the disabled members of their community. The total cost of medications is ₹10,438 per month, and they're making an earnest appeal to donors to help them support their community members.
100% of our proceeds from the workshop will be donated to Asha Niketan, to support the cause they stand for. 

About Asha Niketan

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Located in the heart of a poor urban neighbourhood, right next door to the Missionaries of the Charity home in Tangra, most of their residents have come from the Sisters next door. Both of their houses - Adi Bari and Thakur Bari are home to both adults & children with mental disabilities and their assistants. Adi Bari also houses a daycare centre where children with intellectual disabilities play, learn skills and their families receive guidance and support. They also have interactive workshops for adults which often involve making candles, tie & dye, batik & paper crafts, among other things.Our community is supported by live-in, day assistants and support staff, whose compassionate efforts have changed the lives of these people!


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The most simple acts of benevolence — the ones we think of as “random acts of kindness” or “no big deal” —  have the power to create an impact significant enough to change lives. Donorbox requires a minimum amount of ₹40 for processing purposes, however, we make an appeal to all those registering for the workshop, to donate any custom amount you would be comfortable with, so that “one simple act” from your end can provide essential medicines to those in need, in these unprecedented times.

We look forward to seeing you!

You will receive a link automatically through email for information regarding the workshop, once the payment has been processed. We will be sending another email succeeding the workshop, which will contain information regarding the total amount of funds we were able to raise, and how they have been utilised. You could browse through their webpage to gain further insight into the workings of Asha Niketan. We hope to see you learn lots from this workshop and are grateful for your support towards the community!