There are various ways to find a research connection such as:
Professional networks: Engage with your professional networks, such as colleagues, mentors, and professors, and seek their recommendations for institutions and faculty members working in your research area. They may be aware of specific researchers or institutions that align with your interests.
Online databases: Utilize online databases specific to your field of study. Platforms like Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and professional organization websites often provide search functionalities to find researchers and institutions based on keywords or research interests such as SIREUS platform and STARS Network.