Funding

 Funding from Sciences Po

PhD contract
PhD contract
American PhD scholarship
Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FPRD)
Support for travel  Sessions 1 & 2
Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility
Agreement on a Funded Mobility
Other financial aid at Sciences Po

Funding - Current calls
 Useful websites
 Contact

In order to make Sciences Po accessible to all and promote academic success, Sciences Po has significantly improved its student support services.
These services are determined in conjunction with teacher and student representatives elected to the Joint Committee and the Board of Directors.  A report is presented to these bodies each year.  A monitoring group of teachers, students, and experts regularly meets to evaluate the support services and to propose new ideas.       

Funding from Sciences Po

The PhD contract

The PhD contract is a 3-year work contract that allows PhD students to do their research under the best possible conditions.  The gross monthly income is 1758 €euros on September,1 2016 for research activities only.  The PhD contract is awarded primarily on the basis of excellence.

Admissions 2017-2018

=> Download the application form (.rtf)

The form must be returned by mail to alain.besoin@sciencespo.fr on:

  • 01/30/2017: For the admission session in February 2017
  • 05/31/2017: For the admission session in June 2017

The PhD scholarship

In an effort to provide the best funding possible for its PhD students Sciences Po's Graduate school has created PhD scholarships of 16 400 € per year for three years.

Since they were created in 2004, the number of these scholarships has increased from 2 per year in 2004 and 2005, to 18 currently.  These scholarships are available for all Sciences Po's PhD programmes.

The Executive committee of the Graduate school awards them primarily on the basis of excellence of the research project.

Admissions 2017-2018

=> Download the application form (.rtf)

The form must be returned by mail to alain.besoin@sciencespo.fr on:

  • 01/30/2017: For the admission session in February 2017
  • 05/31/2017: For the admission session in June 2017

American PhD scholarship

The Graduate school and the Centre des Amériques de Sciences Po [Sciences Po's Centre for the Americas] offer a series of American PhD scholarships.

=> For more information...

The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FPRD) activities and funding

The European Union encourages the creation of a European research community and the mobility of PhD students and researchers by offering to fund research activities and scholarships through the The European mission for research at Sciences Po offers support to interested PhD student by providing complete information on the various programmes and by sharing its knowledge of the European mechanisms in responding to calls for proposals.

 

Support for travel Sessions 1 & 2

In order to help thesis students in 2016 conduct their research, the Graduate school offers financial aid to partially cover the cost of transportation, of participation in workshops, or of short research trips expected in 2017.

This year, there will be two calls.  The first one will take place in January, when most of the funds will be allocated.  The second one will take place in June/July and help PhD students with unforeseen travel or to pursue exceptional workshop opportunities.

Applicants must submit their request using the attached form, in addition to providing a recommendation from their thesis supervisor.  

Your application must include two files: one for the form, and the other for additional pieces, which must be numbered and compiled into one file.  

The two digital files must be labelled as follows:

  • 1/ Last name First name Form.doc
  • 2/ Last name First Name Additional pieces.pdf

Session 1 

=> Download the 2017 mobility aid application form (.rtf)

A retourner accompagné de l'avis du directeur de thèse par mail à Alain Besoin avant le 1er mars 2017.

Session 2 

=> Le formulaire de demande d'aide à la mobilité 2017 sera en ligne vers le mois de juin/juillet

Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility

Created in 2002, Alliance is an innovative academic joint-venture between Columbia University and three major French institutions: the École PolytechniqueSciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

The aim of the venture is to pursue innovation in Education and Research between the four institutions by sharing knowledge, practices and resources. A laboratory for innovation, Alliance has become furthermore a major academic platform for transatlantic debate on global issues.

The Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility is intended to support and finance transatlantic research projects of the highest quality, in all disciplines, from doctoral students affiliated to one of the four partner institutions.

More information

Agreement on a Funded Mobility

Consortium Mobility scheme for PhD students between Columbia University, New York London School of Economics and Political Science National University of Singapore and Sciences Po, Paris Columbia University, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Sciences Po agree in this document to provide both financial and administrative support to enable the mobility of doctoral students across the four institutions.

Le dossier de candidature doit être adressé par mail à Alain Besoin (alain.besoin@sciences-po.fr) au plus tard le 26 mars 2017 pour un séjour effectué durant l'année 2017.

=> Pour en savoir plus 

Other financial aid at Sciences Po

Prizes and calls for proposals (Current calls)

The Graduate school tracks outside sources of funding for PhD students.  These most often take the form of support for travel or financial support for publication.

=> See this regularly updated page

Useful websites

To help you with your search for funding, see these useful websites...

Contact

For further information on funding, contact: 
Alain Besoin - Sciences Po Graduate School 
Tel: 01.45.49.72.22 - E-mail: alain.besoin(at)sciences-po.fr