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Frequently Asked Questions

What is REMA?

Based at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, REMA is an operational unit dedicated to the development of management and communication activities in science and technology.

What does REMA do?

REMA, as an academic unit oriented towards the development of management and communication activities, is focused on the following objectives:

  • To boost the visibility and impact of scientific knowledge produced at FLUP, both internally and externally.
  • To develop innovative strategies for the communication of knowledge, including digital communication, in permanent articulation with FLUP R&D units and FLUP community.
  • To participate in the creation and development of new partnerships, not exclusively academic, with the purpose of promoting FLUP research and consolidating its internationalization.
  • To disseminate funding opportunities and to hold informative/working sessions.
  • To promote funding strategies (both nationally and internationally).
  • To provide expert advice during the various stages of a funding application – from the design to the submission.
  • To collaborate on the development of applications within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Targets.
  • To detect and indicate situations in which the English language of proposals requires editing or revising, or in which there is a need to highlight ethical issues.
  • To design strategies for the development of scientific proposals based on conciseness, accuracy and feasibility, adapted to each project/call, in close collaboration with the applicant(s). 

I intend to prepare an application for funding. What kind of collaboration can I expect from REMA?

REMA offers expert advice for grant proposals preparation, from its conception to submission, in national and international funding programs. The project budget proposal should be submitted to the Shared Services Projects Unit of the University of Porto, via email: projetos@sp.up.pt (with REMA in cc – rema@letras.up.pt).

REMA works on proposals formulation and strategy, which involves the analysis of the project’s suitability in accordance with the call guidelines, its specific objectives (including the expected contributions to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals and Targets), and consistency. REMA evaluates the clarity, objectivity and accuracy within the proposals, but does not undertake any linguistic revision.

REMA direct collaboration requires the existence of a prior proposal and/or research plan, in accordance with the guidelines required by each funding agency (e.g. application language, limit of words/characters, structure and/or sections of the application form). This is a fundamental basis, since only each individual applicant will have the indispensable and specialized knowledge to  justify the exact reasons why the proposal is worthy of funding. It also should be pointed out that REMA’s action does not presuppose specific knowledge of each disciplinary and scientific area, which is addressed to the coordinator(s) and team project responsibility.

Can REMA collaborate in applications, which are not coordinated by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP), when the participation of professors and/or researchers of FLUP is foreseen?

REMA’s action is focused on research proposals that have FLUP R&D Units as principal contractor. In some circumstances, and only when previously agreed, REMA may collaborate on applications in which the participation of FLUP is considered particularly relevant, when considering the engagement of its members.

Is it mandatory to send the research proposals to REMA?

It is optional to request REMA collaboration. However, REMA must be informed of the submission of FLUP R&D units projects applications. This information will aim the analysis of FLUP’s outputs and for the study and development of communication and funded research policies, in liaison with FLUP’s academic units.

Is it required REMA approval to submit projects for funding programs?

No. The application preparation and submission may take place without being monitored by REMA. It is the responsibility of the FLUP Direction to validate the submission of these applications, when they occur.

When should an application be submitted to REMA?

Although depending on the funding programmes, every application should start being prepared in advance, varying according to its complexity, teams, and partnerships involved. For each call, REMA will set deadlines for proposal(s) presentation. Compliance with these deadlines is a prerequisite for an adequate and feasible response by REMA.  

My project was approved for funding. What kind of support can I get from REMA?

The excution of any project, once approved, is not part of REMA’s duties. However, whenever appropriate, REMA will collaborate and/or provide some recomendations in the dissemination of project results and/or it communicatio strategies.

Can REMA help in the project budget during the proposal preparation?

Although REMA may express a general view on the appropriateness of the budget requested, in relation to the project objectives, it is not REMA’s responsibility to support the budget preparation of a proposal. This is assigned to the Shared Services Project Unit of the University of Porto (projetos@sp.up.pt), and its validation depends on the approval of the FLUP Directive Board. However, REMA must receive the budget proposal as a component of the application, which will be forwarded to the correspondent FLUP unit.

Can REMA sign FLUP commitment declarations?

No. Legal documents must be signed by the FLUP Direction.

Can REMA provide legal advice related to a scientific application?

Providing legal advice is not part of the REMA’s functions. For any legal advice, the Serviço de Apoio Jurídico of the University of Porto should be contacted (apoiojuridico@sp.up.pt).

Does REMA assist PhD grant proposal preparation?

Applications for PhD scholarships are the responsibility of the individual applicants. However, since REMA’s tasks are articulated with the institutional initiatives and FLUP R&D units, if the latter operate as host entities, REMA can collaborate in these processes – for example, through the workshops development.

I intend to organize a scientific event. What kind of collaboration can REMA offer?

Scientific events are usually organised as part of the strategic plan of FLUP’s R&D units and/or departments. These academic units are responsible for providing support to the organization of those events. However, when requested, REMA may provide recommendations on communication and knowledge transfer strategies, leading to the promotion and dissemination of the FLUP scientific culture, and to the communication of the results arising from it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is REMA?

Based at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, REMA is an academic unit dedicated to the development of management and communication activities in science and technology.

What does REMA do?

REMA, as an academic unit oriented towards the development of management and communication activities, is focused on the following objectives:

  • To boost the visibility and impact of scientific knowledge produced at FLUP, both internally and externally.
  • To develop innovative strategies for the communication of knowledge, including digital communication, in permanent articulation with FLUP R&D units and FLUP community.
  • To participate in the creation and development of new partnerships, not exclusively academic, with the purpose of promoting FLUP research and consolidating its internationalization.
  • To disseminate funding opportunities and to hold informative/working sessions.
  • To promote funding strategies (both nationally and internationally).
  • To provide expert advice during the various stages of a funding application – from the design to the submission.
  • To collaborate on the development of applications within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Targets.
  • To detect and indicate situations in which the English language of proposals requires editing or revising, or in which there is a need to highlight ethical issues.
  • To design strategies for the development of scientific proposals based on conciseness, accuracy and feasibility, adapted to each project/call, in close collaboration with the applicant(s). 

I intend to prepare an application for funding. What kind of collaboration can I expect from REMA?

REMA offers expert advice for grant proposals preparation, from its conception to submission, in national and international funding programs. The project budget proposal should be submitted to the Shared Services Projects Unit of the University of Porto, via email: projetos@sp.up.pt (with REMA in cc – rema@letras.up.pt).

REMA works on proposals formulation and strategy, which involves the analysis of the project’s suitability in accordance with the call guidelines, its specific objectives (including the expected contributions to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals and Targets), and consistency. REMA evaluates the clarity, objectivity and accuracy within the proposals, but does not undertake any linguistic revision.

REMA direct collaboration requires the existence of a prior proposal and/or research plan, in accordance with the guidelines required by each funding agency (e.g. application language, limit of words/characters, structure and/or sections of the application form). This is a fundamental basis, since only each individual applicant will have the indispensable and specialized knowledge to  justify the exact reasons why the proposal is worthy of funding. It also should be pointed out that REMA’s action does not presuppose specific knowledge of each disciplinary and scientific area, which is addressed to the coordinator(s) and team project responsibility.

OCan REMA collaborate in applications, which are not coordinated by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP), when the participation of professors and/or researchers of FLUP is foreseen?

REMA’s action is focused on research proposals that have FLUP R&D Units as principal contractor. In some circumstances, and only when previously agreed, REMA may collaborate on applications in which the participation of FLUP is considered particularly relevant, when considering the engagement of its members.

Is it mandatory to send the research proposals to REMA?

It is optional to request REMA collaboration. However, REMA must be informed of the submission of FLUP R&D units projects applications. This information will aim the analysis of FLUP’s outputs and for the study and development of communication and funded research policies, in liaison with FLUP’s academic units.

Is it required REMA approval to submit projects for funding programs?

No. The application preparation and submission may take place without being monitored by REMA. It is the responsibility of the FLUP Direction to validate the submission of these applications, when they occur.

When should an application be submitted to REMA?

Although depending on the funding programmes, every application should start being prepared in advance, varying according to its complexity, teams, and partnerships involved. For each call, REMA will set deadlines for proposal(s) presentation. Compliance with these deadlines is a prerequisite for an adequate and feasible response by REMA.  

My project was approved for funding. What kind of support can I get from REMA?

The excution of any project, once approved, is not part of REMA’s duties. However, hwenever appropriate, REMA will collaborate and/or provide some recomendations in the dissemination of project results and/or it communicatio strategies.

Can REMA help in the project budget during the proposal preparation?

Although REMA may express a general view on the appropriateness of the budget requested, in relation to the project objectives, it is not REMA’s responsibility to support the budget preparation of a proposal. This is assigned to the Shared Services Project Unit of the University of Porto (projetos@sp.up.pt), and its validation depends on the approval of the FLUP Directive Board. However, REMA must receive the budget proposal as a component of the application, which will be forwarded to the correspondent FLUP unit.

Can REMA sign FLUP commitment declarations?

No. Legal documents must be signed by the FLUP Direction.

Can REMA provide legal advice related to a scientific application?

Providing legal advice is not part of the REMA’s functions. For any legal advice, the Serviço de Apoio Jurídico of the University of Porto should be contacted (apoiojuridico@sp.up.pt).

Does REMA assist PhD grant proposal preparation?

Applications for PhD scholarships are the responsibility of the individual applicants. However, since REMA’s tasks are articulated with the institutional initiatives and FLUP R&D units, if the latter operate as host entities, REMA can collaborate in these processes – for example, through the workshops development.

I intend to organize a scientific event. What kind of collaboration can REMA offer?

Scientific events are usually organised as part of the strategic plan of FLUP’s R&D units and/or departments. These academic units are responsible for providing support to the organization of those events. However, when requested, REMA may provide recommendations on communication and knowledge transfer strategies, leading to the promotion and dissemination of the FLUP scientific culture, and to the communication of the results arising from it.