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.
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.
The DTP would normally have set deadlines throughout the year by which you would need to apply which are published on the DTP website. However the process has been temporarily suspended due to the uncertainties related to the pandemic. Applications for OIVs will be considered on an ad-hoc basis until end December 2020, and arrangements will be reviewed in January 2021. Applications for OIVs scheduled further than 5 months ahead are likely to be placed on hold, given the uncertainties around travel.
We recommend you apply to the DTP Office at your home institution approximately 3 months before the proposed activity if you can, to ensure time for consideration and to give yourself plenty of planning time (if you have concerns about meeting this timeframe, please contact your local DTP office). Please ensure you read the guidelines for further details on the scheme and applying for support.
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