The CSO’s Doctorate Program is an essential part from the Laboratory’s activities.
In the start, doctorate students happen to be a perfect vector for that CSO to improve its research capacities, constantly renew its human and intellectual sources, while increasing its impact.
This observation brought the CSO to produce and formalize a doctorate program. The program implies that the people from the CSO (researchers, research professors, administrative personnel) are with each other dedicated to supporting the doctorate students working in the center.
Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier may be the director from the CSO doctorate program. His role would be to coordinate the various activities from the program and monitor their execution. Through the program, doctorate students take part in every facet of the laboratory’s scientific work. The objectives of the program are:
– research training. the doctorate workshops becoming an ideal situation with this: every week, CSO researchers and doctorate students get together to have an intellectual discussion on mix-cutting, pertinent issues
– guidance in formulating ideas and presenting research (seminar presentations, accessibility to readers apart from the dissertation director for any chapter or article)
– writing assistance (for instance, the “articles” seminar)
– purchase of relevant professional research skills to organize them to do the job market, whether or not they aspire to operate in the educational world or elsewhere. Far above their teaching experience, doctorate students ought to work dissertation conception and execution, they learn to reply to requires proposals, take part in conferences, and be comfortable promoting their research (connection with journalists, etc.).
Additionally they acquire skills of the more technical nature, like the logistical organization of conferences or conferences.
CSO doctorate students need financing for that time they spend focusing on their dissertation (e.g. a grant in the French Department of Research, scholarships from Sciences Po or even the CNRS, foreign scholarships, CIFRE conventions, or multi-year financing contracts).
For 4 years, there is a fully-outfitted office, having a computer and a web connection. CSO equipment (photocopiers, printers, etc.) are in their disposition, and in addition they get access to Sciences Po sources (library, database).
Get more information at more details (in French) [pdf]: Droits et devoirs entre le CSO et l’ensemble des doctorants .