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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Science Po

Interested researchers are welcome to spend a month collaborating from a base in their nonhome institution. The scheme is open to one faculty member per institution per year.

a.  Funding and Resources

The award provides £3,500 or equivalent in euros, to support maintenance costs, plus bench fees for a visiting researcher, for approximately one month. This is based on the following assumptions:

  • Maintenance: £1,500
  • Accommodation: £1,500
  • Travel: £250
  • Bench fees: £250 (If applicable)

As visiting researchers, CamPo researchers will have access to all the institutional support provided at Sciences Po or in Cambridge.

All expenditure must be processed by Friday 1 December 2024.

b. Eligibility

For Cambridge applicants

Applications are invited from researchers active in the arts, humanities and social sciences who hold a contract of employment with either the University or the Colleges (i.e. CTO, JRF and postdocs are eligible, but not visiting or affiliated researchers). Emeritus staff are not eligible to apply.

Awards may only be held via a Faculty or Department. Staff applying from a College or other independent institution will be asked to indicate in their application which Faculty or Department they are affiliated to.

For Sciences Po applicants

Applications are invited from the permanent faculty staff of Sciences Po, i.e. researchers from the CNRS or the FNSP, university professors and readers, and FNSP assistant, associate or full professors for all supported activities. Postdocs are also eligible. Emeritus staff are not eligible to apply.

c. Selection process and criteria

Applicants should provide the following documentation of up to two A4 pages in PDF format:

  • Their CV
  • A short letter confirming that their academic visit will be hosted by the relevant faculty/department  
  • A short outline of their PhD project (a project description which includes the intellectual rationale, objectives, plan of activities and outline of the budget in no more than 1,000 words (excluding budget)

Proposals may be submitted via this online application.

d. Reporting

As a condition of the award, each awardee will be asked to provide a brief report on the about their exchange. A report template will be provided with the notification of award.

Reports are due within thirty days of the end-date proposed in the original application.