How to improve your computational and data analysis skills:
List of resources by Maximilian Kasy
How to do science transparently and openly:
MOOC by Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in Social Sciences
Course on improving credibility in social science research by Policy Design and Evaluation Lab
PhD Toolkit on Transparent, Open, and Reproducible Research by Open Science Framework
Resource library for psychologists (and perhaps other social scientists as well) by Olivier Klein
Where to find existing data:
What it is and where/how to do it (and for randomized control trials specifically look at AEA RCT registry)
Also, see the Standart Operating Procedure for when you come across a situation you haven’t mentioned in your preregistration
List of journals doing registered reports (see the “participating journals” tab)
An app that automatically summarizes text to save your time:
An app that helps you organise your ideas into non-linear mindmaps (ie probably better than all the other mindmap apps, generally good in a creative research phase and especially in open/new research fields):
Many universities have their own university- or faculty/school-based mini-grants programs to help students with exceptional research plans (e.g. exceptional research proposals for their undergraduate, masters or PhD thesis) or with exceptional extra-curriculum activities (like attending conferences or research-based events).
Try google something like “special research grants [name of your university]” to find whether yours have something like that as well.
Philosophy and Economics
Forethought Foundation (specifically in Global Priorities Research)
The Global Undergraduate Awards
Also, 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.