Each visitor has an academic host who will supply a letter of support as part of your application; provide advice on collaborations, events and other research activities; and introduce the visitor to relevant members of staff and other contacts.
DPIR academic visitors are responsible for managing their own research activities and work agenda whilst in Oxford and normally will work independently. The visitor's Academic Host will offer advice and support wherever possible, although this may in practice be limited due to the host’s term-time and other commitments.
It is recommended that the prospective visitor consider who in the department might be able to offer you a letter of support, and contact him/her for advice before applying. If you need advice about contacts in the department, please get in touch with the Administrative Officer, Jason Hussain.
DPIR Research Centres, Networks and Programmes
Our research centres, networks and programmes organise events, publish research and maintain networks relevant to particular fields of study. If your field of research is aligned with the research agenda of a research centre, network or programme and you would like to work within the unit as a visitor, it is normal to ask the relevant director to be your academic host. Applicants are also asked if they would like to apply to one of the research centres or programmes as part of the application process.
The following research centres have formal visitor programmes:
Centre for International Studies:
Centre for the Study of Social Justice
Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict:
Oxford-Sciences Po Programme:
- OXPO Academic Exchanges: please note that the call for applications for an exchange in the academic year 2017-18 will open in December 2016.
Please check the website for details as OXPO operates its own visitor scheme application deadlines.
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism:
If you are interested in applyinng to a research centre, please contact the relevant centre administrator in the first instance, who will be able to confirm if the centre is willing to host you. If there is no formal programme listed on the research centre or programme website, please feel free to contact us to enquire whether the unit may be able to host your visit.
A full list of the department’s research centres, networks and programmes can be found online.