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.

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 the application deadlines for 2019-20 will be the following:

  • 29 November 2019
  • 28 February 2020
  • 29 May 2020**

**Due to the implications of COVID-19, the DTP will not be strictly adhering to the May 2020 application deadline and will instead be reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis as they are submitted. We request that students aim to submit their funding application approximately three months prior to the proposed activity but this does not need to be submitted on the set deadline moving forward.**

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