ReMaT is designed as a package that in a time efficient manner over two days delivers a high level of practical skills training and understanding of the context in which research funding operates. Five topics are addressed as modules with a presentation and hands-on exercise to be worked on in teams.
The modules are:
- Module I: Contexts of modern research and careers open to researchers
- Module II: Managing interdisciplinary research projects
- Module III: Invention, innovation and the law
- Module IV: Acquiring research grants in a European context
- Module V: Realising potential – exploiting research and technology
The ability to network is also seen as being a fundamental skill, particularly the ability to quickly foster relationships with people coming from different disciplines and countries. So a networking evening is organised between the first and second day.
Important too is that participants have a chance to reflect on career options. For this reason on the second day we include pitches from locally resident individuals who have had interesting careers spanning research and working in industry, with start-ups or in the political arena.
Normally ReMaT is presented by three internationally experienced trainers from very varied backgrounds and is given in English.
Institutions interested in hosting a ReMaT workshop are invited to email their interest to ReMaT. The recommended approach for a hosted workshop is to offer half the 25 places internally and the other half externally to get a broad range of participants. It can also be offered in-house as part of a PhD complementary skills programme.