Programmes d'échanges internationaux

CAMPO - Cambridge-Sciences Po - Academic Exchange Programme

OXPO - The Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group  

ALLIANCE PROGRAM (Columbia University, the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po & Panthéon-Sorbonne University)


CAMPO - Cambridge-Sciences Po - Academic Exchange Programme

Deadline for applications: 13th April 2018

An information meeting on CAMPO (Cambridge-Sciences Po academic exchange programme) will take place on: January 26 at 10 a.m - meeting room of the Doctoral School, 3rd floor, 199 boulevard Saint-Germain.

Sciences Po and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge set up an academic exchange programme in 2014. With the signing, in Paris in November 2017, of the new CamPo research partnership between the two institutions we are delighted to be able to extend that exchange programme to include all departments and faculties within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Cambridge and all of Sciences Po’s research centres.

Applications are now open for stays in the other institution during the academic year 2018-19.

  • PhD students whose research would benefit from spending a period of time in the other institution are encouraged to apply to this scheme. Visiting students should arrange their stay so that it coincides with the teaching terms in the institution that will host them.
        • In Cambridge, visiting CAMPO PhD students will be affiliated with the host department and provided with desk space (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space), a library card and access to Cambridge online resources. Students will be assigned a member of the School as their institutional point of contact. Visiting CAMPO PhD students will be encouraged to play a full part in the academic life of the host department, through participation in seminars and interaction with faculty. For your information, please find the term dates for the University of Cambridge.
        • In Sciences Po, visiting CAMPO PhD students will be affiliated with one of the Sciences Po research centres and with the Ecole Doctorale. They will have access to desk space in one of the research centres (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space), a library card and access to Sciences Po online resources. Students will be assigned a member of the faculty as their institutional point of contact. For your information, please find the dates of the Sciences Po semesters and other relevant information on Sciences Po campus.

The CamPo exchange offers a fee-waver between POLIS and Sciences Po. There is no dedicated funding for exchange participants. Participants are advised to contact their institution (College and Department, Ecole Doctorale and Centres) to enquire about travel funds available to PhD students.

However, Cambridge and Sciences Po have an Erasmus exchange agreement, which this exchange scheme is a part of. Conditions apply to qualify for Erasmus support, in particular in relation to the length of stay (3 months usually); visiting PhD students at Cambridge whose first language is not English will also have to take and pass an IELTS test. As visiting Erasmus students, CAMPO PhD students will have access to all the institutional support provided by the Erasmus programme at Sciences Po or in Cambridge: they will be affiliated with a college and, subject to availability, they will be able to rent accommodation through the university/college). Participants should apply to their home institution to qualify for Erasmus funding prior to their departure.

For more info on Erasmus+ contact your home institution:

Sciences Po
or contact Aurélien Krejbich (

 or contact 

PO Application process

The deadline for applications is the 13th April 2018.

Interested PhD students should send

    • a covering letter, detailing briefly their PhD research and the academic reasons for their visit
    • a detailed CV (2 pages) and a short (2 page) outline of their PhD project
    • a letter of recommendation from their supervisor

Applications should be sent to both Colin Hay ( and Chris Bickerton (

Successful applicants are encouraged to apply for Erasmus funding in their home institution and prior to departure.

Within a month of returning to their home institutions, exchange visitors are required to provide a short report (2 pages max) about their stay.

The Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group (OXPO) 

Deadline for applications: 12 March 2018 19 March 2018

An information meeting on OXPO (the Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group in the Social Sciences) will take place on: January 26 at 10 a.m - meeting room of the Doctoral School, 3rd floor, 199 boulevard Saint-Germain.

OxPo seeks to facilitate scholarly exchanges and collaborative projects between Sciences Po in Paris (sociology, history, political science and international relations) and the Departments of Sociology, Politics and International Relations, the Modern European History Research Centre and Social Policy and Intervention in Oxford. It sponsors joint projects, seminars and workshops, conferences and publications.  Information about events and exchanges can be found on the OxPo website.
OxPo offers 5 visiting schemes for academics, early career researchers (post-docs), and doctoral students wishing to spend time at the other institution.
The OxPo Scientific Management Committee meets annually at the beginning of Trinity term (late April) to assess the programme’s activities and select participants. Successful candidates will be informed shortly after.

The OxPo exchange scheme is open to/

    • Doctoral students from the 4 partner Departments in Oxford.
    • Doctoral students from the Ecole Doctorale at Sciences Po.
    • Early career researchers who have recently defended their PhD at the Ecole Doctorale in Sciences Po.
    • Permanent academic faculty from 4 partner Departments in Oxford.
    • Sciences Po Faculty.

The further particulars for these 5 categories of exchange are listed below.

All applications for an exchange in the academic year 2018-19 must be written in English, submitted by 12 March 2018 19 March 2018 and sent as ONE SINGLE WORD document to 
Applications must include:

    • one short CV (maximum length :  2 A4 pages)
    • one letter of motivation (maximum length : 2 A4 pages) highlighting
      • the research project or purpose of the application to the exchange scheme, i.e. how the exchange will further their research plans and, in the case of academics, future collaborations;
      • the academics you intend to work with in Oxford or in Sciences Po;
      • the Sciences Po Research Centre  or the Oxford Department (DPIR, Sociology, SPI, MEHRC) you feel you would best fit in;
      • the planned dates of your stay (if you are applying from Oxford to Sciences Po or if you are a Sciences Po academic applying to Nuffield).

Applications from PhD students and postdoctoral candidates must also include:

      • an application form available on the OxPo website page ‘call for applications;
      • a letter of recommendation from your PhD supervisor;
      • the date of your PhD defense (as requested in the form) if you are applying for the postdoctoral fellowship and grant. The PhD must be defended prior to going to Oxford.
      • Visa status - If you are a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you do not need a visa to come to the UK to study. However, if you are from a country outside of the EEA, you may need to apply for a visa before travelling. Please note that OxPo student visitors who require a visa may only study in the UK for a period of six months or less and will need to enter the country as a Short-Term Student (Student Visitor). We do not admit OxPo student visitors under the UK Tier 4 (General) Student route, since this would create fee liabilities for the visitors.

For more information about OxPo, contact Florence Faucher (Sciences Po, CEE) [] or Stephen Whitefield (Pembroke/DPIR, Oxford) [].

All applications for an exchange in the academic year 2018-19 must be submitted by 12 March 201819 March 2018.

OxPo Scientific Management Committee’s priorities :

1. Excellence of the candidate
2. Fit between the project and the ability of the scholar to fulfil his/her project in either Oxford or Paris and to benefit from the academic environment to be joined. For instance stay in Oxford because of the resources and the prospect of working with other, identified if possible, scholars rather than a need to spend time exploring resources located in a different city.
3. Benefit for the OxPo programme in building further institutional connections and new collaborations as well as benefit for the individual scholar's research/career.
4. People who have not taken part in the exchange before have priority, unless there are special circumstances such as the best opportunity to complete a project or the development of a new collaboration or programme.

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Alliance Program


An information meeting on Alliance will take place on: February 1st, 2018 at 3 pm - meeting room of the Doctoral School, 3rd floor, 199 boulevard Saint-Germain.

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.

Doctoral students are encouraged to pursue their research abroad for a period of one to three months under the supervision of a host faculty member: students from the three French institutions can complete a research period at Columbia University while students from Columbia can complete a research period at the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, or Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Each project will be funded with a maximum limit of $5,000.

See the Alliance Presentation 2018 

Visit the Alliance Web site