Overseas Institutional Visits

The purpose of the Overseas Institutional Visits (OIV) scheme is to support international academic networking and engagement by ESRC funded doctoral students. It offers the opportunity to establish research networks, to disseminate early research findings, to participate in seminars and other academic activities that are directly relevant to their research, or to undertake specialist research training that is not available within the UK.

Applications are considered on a competitive basis, and will need strong justification and an academic case. It should be noted that the number of OIV's that the DTP can support are limited, and we cannot guarantee support to all applicants. 

Two students funded by the Oxford ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) who undertook OIVs have written case studies outlining how they benefitted from the scheme - please use the links to the left to find out more.

Applications will be reviewed at three points throughout the year, and for 2018-19 the deadlines are:

  • 31 January 2019
  • 30 April 2019
  • 31 July 2019

To apply for funding you must submit an application by the relevant deadline which allows approximately three months before your proposed trip. Please ensure you read the guidelines for further details on the scheme and applying for support.


Application guidance           Apply here

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