Please note that the Paris-Oxford Partnership Scheme will not re-open until September 2023 at the earliest. We will post updates here when we have more information about specific dates.
The Paris-Oxford Partnership (POP) is a new scheme motivated by the exceptional strength, range, and quality of Humanities research in the University of Oxford and the Université de Paris Cité in partnership with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). It is designed to enhance and support the existence of prior research links, and identify potential for significant interdisciplinary activity.
POP supports two strands of activity, a Visiting Fellowship Programme, and an Early Career Researcher Partnership Programme
The Visiting Fellowship Programme
This programme suppports Oxford researchers in the Humanities for stays of 1-2 months (4-8 weeks) to undertake advanced research in collaboration with colleagues at Université de Paris Cité. It aims to support innovative new paradigms or research questions, the creation of substantial new outputs and research findings; and to foster relationships that may lead to collaborative research grant and award applications (for instance, from the European Research Council).
For this opportunity, proposals are welcome that address topics of strategic interdisciplinary significance. Indicative themes may include but are not limited to borders; humanities and the brain; ecologies, the climate crisis and environmental humanities; government, governance and big data; digital humanities; health, well-being and the medical humanities; decolonisation and post-colonialism; curation and performance.
During the course of the Fellowship, Université de Paris will provide accommodation in Paris and a bursary to cover travel and maintenance.
The Early Career Researcher Partnership Programme
This programme supports Oxford ECRs to facilitate an interdisciplinary and collaborative event (seminar or workshop) with ECRs from the Université Paris Cité in Oxford. Proposals are welcome that address topics of strategic interdisciplinary significance. Indicative themes may include but are not limited to borders; humanities and the brain; ecologies, the climate crisis and environmental humanities; government, governance and big data; digital humanities; health, well-being and the medical humanities; decolonisation and post-colonialism; curation and performance
Current Paris-Oxford Fellow/s for 2022/23:
Dr Nathalie Montoya, Université Paris Cité: 'Art in the Face of Catastrophe: Theatre and Performance in the Vilnius Ghetto, 1941 - 1943’
Past Paris-Oxford Fellows have included:
Professor Marilyn Booth, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford: 'Rewriting French conduct literature in Arabic: Pedagogy and transculturation in Cairo and Paris, 1870s-1920s'
Dr Alexandra Vukovich, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford: 'Imperial Imaginaries and Pre-Conquest Narratives of Siberia' '
Professor Anne-Sophie Bentz, Université Paris Cité: 'The Political Mobilization of Tibetan Refugees in the United Kingdom’
Past Early Career Researcher Partnerships have included:
Dr Emily Stevenson, Faculty of English, University of Oxford: 'Richard Hakuluyt and the French Connection: Transfers of Global Geographic Knowledge from Paris to Oxford'
Dr Jeanne Bouyat, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford: 'The Politics of Alterisation'