OXPO Visitor Schemes

OXPO facilitates scholarly exchanges between Oxford and Sciences Po.

There are schemes for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from both institutions and Visiting Professors (to Sciences Po) and Nuffield Visiting Fellows (to Oxford).

The Call for applications 2015-16 has now CLOSED

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Visitors 2014-15

To Oxford

  • Nicolas Roussellier (MT14)
  • Cecile Pichon-Bonin (HT15)
  • Jenny Andersson (TT15)
  • Marie Bergstrom (MT14 –TT15)
  • Swann Bommier (MT14 –TT15)

To Sciences Po

  • Hartmut Mayer (September 2014)
  • Tim Power (June 2015)

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Access to this website (http://oxpo.politics.ox.ac.uk/) will be removed shortly.


OXPO (Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group) brings together two of the foremost universities in the world in the field of social sciences. It is a meeting point for scholars at both institutions with the objective of fostering and stimulating joint scientific projects. It provides a platform for the comparative analysis of the evolution of political systems and societies, in Europe and beyond. The group coordinates comparative research projects that contribute toward this goal and it facilitates academic and student exchanges between the two universities.

  • Joint research programmes: over 20 projects have received OXPO’s financial support over the years. These are led jointly by academics of both institutions and provide a stepping stone for joint publications and events.
  • Nuffield College Visiting Fellowship: every term Nuffield College welcomes an academic from Sciences Po who is fully integrated in Oxford University’s research community. More information
  • Sciences Po Visiting Research Professorship: Sciences Po finances two visiting positions for Oxford scholars every year. More information
  • Doctoral exchange programme: OXPO gives the opportunity to students of both institutions to spend one year at the partner university. More information
  • Post-doctoral fellowship: each year a PhD student from Sciences Po receives a scholarship to carry out his postdoctoral work at Oxford. More information
  • Joint doctoral seminar: four students from each university participate every year in a seminar organised by Oxford and Sciences Po academics on a specific theme relevant to OXPO’s programmes.


Call for Papers: Interdepartmental Graduate Student Workshop on Migration, 23 June 2015, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

This one-day workshop aims to bring together Oxford DPhil students from different departments (e.g. Politics & International Relations, Sociology, History, Social Policy) and Sciences Po PhD students working on migration-related topics.


Besse Scholarship, Pembroke College Oxford (2015-2016)

Students of any nationality enrolled in a French University or Higher Education Institution may apply for a Besse Scholarship. For the academic year 2015-2016,  Pembroke College (www.pmb.ox.ac.uk) is offering the scholarship with the requirement to teach up to 6 hours per week (written and oral French and translation into French). The amount of the scholarship will be £12,500.

Closing date to apply = 24 April 2015

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The ERC project Futurepol is seeking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher for a one-year contract starting from September 1, 2015.
The applications should be sent before May 15, 2015.
More information on the website: http://www.sciencespo.fr/futurepol/fr/content/recrutement-post-doc


Trinity Term 2015 - Events

  • Tim Power (DPIR, Oxford): "Brazilian Democracy at 30: The Reelection of Dilma Rousseff and the Challenges for Brazil in 2015" Chair and Convenor: Olivier Dabenne, OPALC, Discussants: Frédéric Louault and Camille Goirand, http://www.sciencespo.fr/opalc/ 30 April, 5pm at CERI, Sciences Po.
  • “Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil War” Ricardo Soares Book launch seminar, 11 May (time TBC), CERI, Sciences-Po.
  • Seminar: Paul Chaisty and Timothy Power (DPIR, Oxford),  "Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective: Dynamics of Executive-Legislative Relations in Africa, Latin America, and the Former Soviet Union" Discussant Olivier Dabenne, OPALC, 13 May, 10am at CERI, Sciences-Po.
  • “Broken Constitutions? Towards a cooperation of Constitutionalists (France, UK, US)” coordinated by Nicolas Rousselier and Scot Peterson. Participants: Iain MacLean, Sandy Levinson, Scot Peterson, Richard Toye, David Klemperer, Nicolas Roussellier, Jean Garrigues, Alain Laquièze, Jean-Félix de Bujadoux. 14 May (1.30pm-6pm) and 15 May (9am-3.30pm). Manor Rd building, Seminar room F.
  • Book launch following the Oxpo programme coordinated by Kalypso Nikolaidis and Karoline Postel Vinay, Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies, IB Tauris, 2015. May 2015 TBC, CERI, Sciences-Po.
  • “The UK elections 2015”, Coordinated by Florence Faucher (CEE), Stephen Whitefield (DPIR). Contributors Catherine De Vries (DPIR), Colin Hay (CEE), Ben Jackson (History), Patrick Le Galès (CEE), Nick Owen (DPIR), Simon Persico (IEP Grenoble), Chris Prosser (DPIR).1st June, 10am-12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.30 pm, sale H101, Sciences Po.
  • 1st OxPo-History joint seminar, coordinated by Christina de Bellaigue (MEHRC) and Pap Ndiaye (Histoire).Oxford contributors : Will Clement, Jean-Michel Johnston, David Hopkin, 3rd June, 2-5pm (TBC), Centre d’Histoire, Sciences Po.
  • Graduate conference in Political Theory. Keynote: Seyla Benhabib. 11-12 June, Sciences Po.
  • Migrations joint doctoral seminar, coordinated by Gwen Sasse and Mirna Safi, 23 June, Oxford. Call for papers
  • "BRICS Humiliation in IR", conference and junior research seminar in Summer 2015, tbc.
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