Each Student Visitor will have an Academic Mentor who will play a key role in introducing the Student Visitor to relevant opportunities within DPIR and Oxford. Although the Mentor will not provide formal supervision, s/he will meet twice termly with the Student Visitor, and provide advice on relevant events and other research activities, as well as introduce the visitor to relevant members of staff.
The Academic Mentor will supply a formal letter of support as part of your application, once you have discussed the objectives of your visit with him/her.
It is recommended that the prospective applicant consider who in the department might be able to offer you such support and contact him/her for advice before applying to the Student Visitor Programme.
If you need advice about contacts in the department, please get in touch with the Administrative Officer, Jason Hussain.
Please find a list of DPIR academic staff here.
DPIR Research Centres and Programmes
As part of the DPIR visitor application process, applicants are asked if they would like to apply to one of the research centres or programmes which are hosted by DPIR. These 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 or programme and you would like to work within the unit as a Student Visitor, it is normal to ask the relevant director to be your Academic Mentor.
Two of our research units have a formal Student Visitor programme:
Centre for the Study of Social Justice:
Oxford-Sciences Po Programme:
- OxPo Academic Exchanges: doctoral students from departments in Sciences Po are welcome to apply - please note that the call for applications for an exchange in the academic year 2017-18 will open in December 2016
- Further Information
If you are interested in applying 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.
The department also has a number of active Research Networks which you are welcome to become involved with once you have been accepted onto the student visitor programme and have commenced your visit to the Department.
A full list of the department’s research centres, networks and programmes can be found online.