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 doctoral contract is a 3-year employment contract allowing PhD students to conduct their research work in the best conditions.
The monthly gross income is of 1768.55 € on 1 February 2017 for research activities only, excluding any additional missions.
The admission to the doctoral contract is obtained essentially on the basis of academic excellence criteria.
See the page " PhD Study abroad "
The Doctoral Research Funding
The Doctoral Research Funding Scheme is replacing the doctoral mobility scheme
To help you conduct your research, the Doctoral School, with your research unit, have put in place a Doctoral Research Funding Scheme end of January 2020. It is aimed at financing expenses related to Doctoral research beyond mobility expenses.
The Doctoral Research Funding Scheme is structured with a compornent of a quasi-lump-sum funding for doctoral students in their first four years of research and an exceptional funding scheme. The exceptional funding is provided on the basis of a yearly call for proposal. All Doctoral students (including those benefiting from quasi-lump-sum funding) may apply for exceptional funding, regardless of the year of their enrolment in the Doctoral programme. The call is issued by the Doctoral school each year end of January, the Doctoral Students have a month to send their requests and the Exectutive Board of the Doctoral school evaluates and allocates the fundings during its March meeting of the same year.
The deadline for application is the 28 of February 2020
For all your questions related to the Doctoral Research Funding Scheme kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate school and the Centre des Amériques de Sciences Po offer a series of American PhD scholarships.
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 Polytechnique, Sciences 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.
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.
Please kindly note that the agreement is under review and we shall notify as soon as possible the opening of the call for 2019.
Other financial aid at Sciences Po
- See the Research department's page
- See the support services page: need-based scholarships and CROUS academic scholarships
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.