International PHD Exchange Programmes

OxPo-Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group (2022-2023)

PhD student at the Sciences Po School of Research

The deadline for applications is Monday 14 March 2022 (12:00 GMT)

Doctoral students at the Ecole de la Recherche are invited to apply to OxPo up to six months in Oxford. Please check visa requirements (see the OxPo exchange webpage for further links and information).

Under this OxPo scheme, visiting doctoral students:

  • are expected to be in Oxford for a maximum of two academic terms (please see dates of Oxford terms). 
  • are affiliated as Academic Visitors to one of the four partner Departments: Oxford Centre for European History, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Intervention, and Sociology
  • have access to the Bodleian Library and a shared working space in one of the departments
  • are invited to join other academic seminars in their host department and at the University
  • are encouraged to present their research in one of the many University seminars
  • can propose Working Papers, which will be posted online
  • submit a short report of activities including a list of publications and forthcoming publications, seminar contributions, etc. Reports are examined by the Scientific Management Committee and edited versions of the reports can be posted to help future candidates plan their visit.

There is no specific funding for this scheme. Students are advised to apply for a bourse de mobilité at the Ecole de la Recherche and/or with other possible funders. Please mention your funding on the application form.

In Oxford, OxPo doctoral students are affiliated to a Department and have the status of Visiting Scholars. OxPo does not provide a College affiliation. Doctoral students are encouraged to contact the Maison Française d’Oxford to enquire about accommodation since the programme does not include a college affiliation. It offers social and academic activities with an extensive scientific and cultural programme.

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Young doctor from the Sciences Po School of Research

The deadline for applications is Monday 14 March 2022 (12:00 GMT)

OxPo selects one young Sciences Po doctor, to spend one full academic year in Oxford as a Visiting Fellow, subject to visa requirements (see the OxPo exchange webpage for further links and information).

Under this OxPo scheme, the OxPo Postdoctoral Fellow:

  • is affiliated as an Academic Visitor to one of the four partner Departments: Oxford Centre for European History, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Intervention, or Sociology
  • receives a grant from the Sciences Po Alumni Charity Trust UK (about £12,000, subject to confirmation)
  • is expected to be in Oxford for the three academic terms (Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity)
  • has access to the Bodleian Library and a shared working space in one of the departments
  • is invited to join other academic seminars in their host department and at the University
  • is encouraged to present their research in one of the many University seminars
  • contributes to the organisation of OxPo related activities and events and is in particular encouraged to organise a conference or a seminar at the Maison Française, during Trinity Term,on their research area
  • can apply for affiliation to the Maison Française d’Oxford where small flats may be available for rent. The Maison Française offers social and academic activities with an extensive scientific and cultural programme. For information, please contact the Director
  • can propose Working Papers, which will be posted online
  • submit a short report of activities including a list of publications and forthcoming publications, seminar contributions, etc at: oxpo@politics.ox.ac.uk. Reports are examined by the Scientific Management Committee and edited versions of the reports can be posted to help future candidates plan their visit.

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CAMPO - Cambridge-Sciences Po - Academic Exchange Programme

The deadline for applications is 17.00 UK time on 1 April 2022.

CamPo is a research partnership between the University of Cambridge and Sciences Po offering an exchange programme for all social science PhD students within the six schools of Cambridge University and PhD students within all of Sciences Po’s research centres.

Applications are now open for students to spend a period of time studying in their non-home institution during the calendar year 2022.

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 Cambridge and Paris.

  • In Cambridge, visiting CamPo PhD students will be affiliated with a 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 faculty 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 the POLIS faculty. For your information, please check 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 École de la Recherche. 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 at Science Po. Please, check the Sciences Po student handbook where you will find semesters date and other relevant information.

Funding and resources

The CamPo exchange offers a fee-waiver between Cambridge and Sciences Po. There is no dedicated funding for exchange participants. Participants are advised to contact their institution (College and Department, École de la Recherche and Centres) to enquire about travel funds available to PhD students. Conditions apply to qualify for Campo exchange scheme support, in particular in relation to the length of stay which is up to 3 month.

As visiting students, CamPo PhD students will have access to all the institutional support provided at Sciences Po or in Cambridge: at Cambridge, they will be affiliated with a college and, subject to availability, they will be able to rent accommodation through the university/college.

Application process

The deadline for applications is 17.00 UK time on 1 April 2022.

Interested PhD students should seek support from an academic sponsor in the Department they wish to visit.

If the Department is prepared to support your exchange in principle, please submit your application via our online application form, ensuring the following details are provided:

    • Your CV (maximum of 2 pages);
    • A short outline of your PhD project (maximum of 2 pages);
    • A letter of recommendation from your supervisor

Please, note the letter of recommendation should be statement directed at supporting your application, doesn’t need to be a personal one.

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

For general enquiries about the programme, please contact campo@admin.cam.ac.uk.

=> CamPo PhD exchange call 2022-23 (EN, PDF, 215Ko)

Alliance Program

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. 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 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.

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