OxPo Visitor Schemes to Paris
The scheme is open to doctoral students and early career researchers from the Departments of Modern European History Research Centre, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Intervention, and Sociology.
Doctoral students are invited to apply to OxPo to spend up to an academic year at Sciences Po in Paris. http://oxpo.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.asp. Shorter stays are also possible and the university calendar at Sciences Po is available here. Other relevant information can be found on the Sciences Po website.
Under this OxPo scheme, visiting doctoral students
have access to the library and a shared working space in Sciences Po;
are invited to join doctoral and other academic seminars in the Ecole Doctorale and in the various research centres ;
can propose a Working papers, which will be posted on the website here.
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. OxPo offers some limited support for travel expenses (1,200 euros divided between students). Students are advised to apply to their colleges and/or Departments for extra funding.
"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
Sciences Po offers two one-month OxPo Visiting Professorships every year.
The invitation is for one month to be taken during the academic year, i.e. between 1st September and 15th July.
It includes an allowance based on seniority (between €3,300 and €4,100) to cover all expenses associated with the visit (including travel and accommodation).
Scholars aged 65 years or over cannot be funded by this scheme.
The scheme is open 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. http://oxpo.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.asp
Visiting Professors are hosted by one of the Research centres at Sciences Po.
The dates are to be agreed with the Sciences Po Host Research Centre and, preferably, in one single period of time. It is recommended to avoid the Sciences Po holidays in December and in April. The Sciences Po university calendar is available at [http://formation.sciences-po.fr/en/contenu/university-calendar].
OxPo Visiting Professors
take an active role in the academic life of the host institution, such as attending and contributing to research and graduate seminars, presenting their research, and developing future collaborations.
They can publish Working papers linked to their stay, which are posted on the website here.
They submit a short report of activities within three months of coming back. These reports include 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.