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In addition to its permanent team, OSC is host to: 

Associate researchers
The OSC works regularly with associate researchers from both French and foreign universities and research organizations. Partnership applications are reviewed on a yearly basis. Partnership agreements are granted for 2-year terms and are renewable upon written request. These researchers are active participants in the center's scientific life, are free to use all available resource materials and may request funding for their partnership project (application submitted to a departmental committee). Any published work resulting from research performed as part of these partnerships must make mention of the OSC's involvement.

Visiting researchers

The OSC regularly welcomes visiting researchers from other countries for research stays as part of Science Po's international exchange programs.

Post-doctoral students
OSC hosts French and foreign post-doctoral students who have already received funding (Marie Curie Actions research fellowships, CNRS, scholarships from international organizations, etc.).

Doctoral students

The OSC is one of the host centers for Science Po's Doctoral Program in Sociology.
 It is renowned for its commitment to research training and has been pursuing the same goal for 20 years: to train top-notch sociologists capable of analyzing transformations in contemporary societies.

The web site of the Sciences Po Doctoral School provides information about the conditions for admission into the PhD program and the calendar. Applicants must have funding in order to be accepted. Possibilities for funding are described on this page.


Depending on its needs and available workspace, the OSC offers internships to undergraduate students and those working toward a Masters in sociology, either as research assistants or as part of the administration team.

Marco Oberti, Director 
Marie Ferrazzini, Secretary-General

Article updated on 17-05-2022
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