OxPo Visitor Schemes to Paris
Oxford doctoral students and early career researchers (post-docs) from the Departments of Modern European History Research Centre, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Intervention, and Sociology, who wish to spend some time at Sciences Po in order to further their research are invited to apply to OxPo to spend up to an academic year in Paris.
The scholar(s) selected by OxPo are affiliated with one of the Sciences Po research centres in political science, international relations, sociology and history and/or with the Ecole Doctorale. They have access to the library and a shared working space. They are invited to join doctoral and other academic seminars.
You are advised to check the university calendar at Sciences Po and the programme of seminars you will be interested in prior to planning you stay. Other relevant information can be found on the Sciences Po website.
Note that there is no specific funding for this scheme and that students are advised to apply to their colleges and or Departments for extra funding. OxPo offers some limited support for travel expenses (1,200 euros divided between students).
"The OxPo exchange provided an outstanding opportunity for me to improve my Dphil thesis, to make new connections to experts in the field of education in France and to get to know the culture, tradition and language of France." Pia Blossfeld, OxPo visitor 2015
Every year, Sciences Po offers two one-month Visiting Professorships to permanent academics affiliated to the four department members of OxPo: Modern European History Research Centre, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Intervention, and Sociology. Applicants should ensure that they have applied for research leave from their Department before making an application.
The invitation is for one month as best suits the applicant to be taken up during the academic year (between September and July). Sciences Po provides between €3,300 and €4,100 (based on seniority) to cover all expenses associated with the visit (including travel and accommodation). Accommodation is not provided.
Visiting Professors will be hosted by one of the Research centres at Sciences Po.