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CAMPO: Cambridge-Sciences Po, Paris PhD student exchange scheme

Sciences Po

 

Sciences Po and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge set up an academic exchange programme in 2014. 

PhD students whose research would benefit from spending a period of time in the other institution are encouraged to apply for this scheme. The fixed time period for this visit is two months and visiting students should arrange their stay so that it coinsides with the teaching terms in Cambridge and Paris. Cambridge and Sciences Po have an Erasmus exchange agreement which this exchange scheme is a part of.

Students coming to Cambridge

In Cambridge, visiting CAMPO PhD students will be affiliated with POLIS and provided with desk space, (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space) a library card and access to Cambridge online resources. Students will be assigned a member of POLIS faculty as their institutional point of contract. As part of the Erasmus scheme, students will be given a college affiliation and access to college accommodation. Visiting CAMPO PhD students will be encouraged to play a full part in the academic life of POLIS, through participation in seminars and interaction with faculty. The visiting students will also be encouraged to play a full role in Middle Common Rooms of their respective colleges.

Students going to Sciences Po

In Sciences Po, visiting CAMPO PhD students will be affiliated with one of the Sciences Po research centres and provided with desk space (whenever possible and usually in a shared open space) a library card and access to Sciences Po online resources. Students will be assigned a member of the faculty as their institutional point of contact. As visiting Erasmus students, CAMPO PhD students will have access to all the institutional support provided by the Erasmus programme at Sciences Po.

Spending time at Sciences Po has been a great occasion for me. The research centre is extremely welcoming and organises weekly seminars that are not only very interesting, but also different from what we are used to in Cambridge. Visiting students are encouraged to present their work, which is normally discussed by a member of the faculty. Needless to say, this is a marvelous opportunity to receive valuable feedback!! The PhD office is beautiful and well equipped, and helps in creating a good sense of community. Having a tutor here is also extremely good as it gives the opportunity to have another academic getting in touch and discussing my research. And all this, in the marvelous Paris!” - Lucia Rubinelli, 2015 CAMPO visitor.

For Academics

Academics from both institutions can also apply to be CAMPO Visiting Fellows. Conditions apply to qualify for Erasmus financial support.

Application Process

  1. Interested PhD students should send:
    • a covering letter, detailing briefly their PhD research and the academic reasons for their visit
    • a detailed CV (2 pages) and a short (2 page) outline of their PhD project
    • a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. 
  2. Interested academics should send:
  • a covering letter detailing the academic reasons for their visit and identifying who they would like to work with in the host institution.
  • a detailed CV

Applications should be sent to both Florence Faucher (florence.faucher@sciencespo.fr) and Chris Bickerton (cb799@cam.ac.uk).

Within a month of coming back to their home institutions, exchange visitors are required to provide a short report (2 pages max) about their stay.

The application deadline for 2015-16 is now closed. Information regarding the next intake will be posted in the new academic year.