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School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Selection for the CamPo exchange is competitive and demand for the program has been high since it began in 2014.

Cambridge PhD students from various parts of the university – inter alia POLIS, History, MML, Anthropology – have participated in the exchange programme, which has now been extended to include all social science PhD students within the six schools of Cambridge University and PhD students within all of Sciences Po’s research centres.  

Applications are now open for students to spend a period of time studying in their non-home institution during the calendar year 2022.  

 

Call for Phd Student Exhcange 2022

PhD students whose research would benefit from spending a period of time in the other institution are encouraged to apply to this scheme. Visiting students should arrange their stay so that it coincides with the teaching terms in Cambridge and Paris.

  • In Cambridge, visiting CamPo PhD students will be affiliated with a host department 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 the faculty as their institutional point of contact. Visiting CamPo PhD students will be encouraged to play a full part in the academic life of the host department, through participation in seminars and interaction with the POLIS faculty. For your information, please check term dates for the University of Cambridge.
  • In Sciences Po, visiting CamPo PhD students will be affiliated with one of the Sciences Po research centres and with the École de la Recherche. They will have access to desk space in one of the research centres (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 at Science Po. Please, check the Sciences Po student handbook where you will find semesters date and other relevant information.

 

FUNDING AND RESOURCES

The CamPo exchange offers a fee-waiver between Cambridge and Sciences Po. There is no dedicated funding for exchange participants. Participants are advised to contact their institution (College and Department, École de la Recherche and Centres) to enquire about travel funds available to PhD students. Conditions apply to qualify for Campo exchange scheme support, in particular in relation to the length of stay which is up to 3 month.

As visiting students, CamPo PhD students will have access to all the institutional support provided at Sciences Po or in Cambridge: at Cambridge, they will be affiliated with a college and, subject to availability, they will be able to rent accommodation through the university/college.

 CAMPO Application process

The deadline for applications is 17.00 UK time on 1 April 2022.

Interested PhD students should seek support from an academic sponsor in the Department they wish to visit.

If the Department is prepared to support your exchange in principle, please submit your application via our online application form, ensuring the following details are provided:

  1. Your CV (maximum of 2 pages);
  2. A short outline of your PhD project (maximum of 2 pages);
  3. A letter of recommendation from your supervisor

Please, note the letter of recommendation should be statement directed at supporting your application, doesn’t need to be a personal one.

Within a month of returning to their home institutions, exchange visitors will be required to provide a short report (2 pages max) about their stay.

For general enquiries about the programme, please contact campo@admin.cam.ac.uk.