Look to your past work.

If you’re still looking for an original idea, you can also trying looking to your past work. What kinds of questions did you most enjoy addressing in your previous papers or other research? What ideas interest you? What are your research/ methodological...

Look to your Advisors.

When developing an original idea, the second place to look is to your advisor(s). What topics are they studying? Are there any that you can build upon or expand upon? (This can be a great way to create a collaborative working relationship with your advisor,...