The Rosamund Snow Scholarship for Patient-Led Research

The application window for the 2020 The Rosamund Snow Scholarship for Patient-Led Research has now passed.

Value: Full fees and a stipend of £18,000 per annum full time (up to three years), £9,000 per annum part time (up to six years).

How it works: The scholarship is for academic study towards a DPhil degree (either full-time or part-time). If you already have a relevant Masters degree, you may apply directly for the DPhil. If you do not have a Masters degree, the scholarship may fund a Masters (full-time or part-time) to provide you with the necessary academic skills to embark on the DPhil. The scholarship is linked to the Masters in Translational Health Sciences and to the DPhil in Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford; a new DPhil in Translational Health Sciences will be available from 2021. You need to apply for, and be offered a place, on one of these courses to be eligible to apply for the Snow scholarship.

Restrictions: Applications are invited from people who meet the following criteria:

  • You (or someone you care for, such as a family member or partner) have experience of an illness or long-term condition that you would like to research, perhaps with a view to changing the way healthcare staff think and act;
  • You want to be trained to undertake social science research into the illness experience – for example, sociology of health and illness, medical education, or sociology of scientific knowledge (as distinct from campaigning or teaching);
  • You already have a university degree (at least a 2.1 at undergraduate level, and perhaps a Master’s degree in a relevant subject);
  • You have received an offer for one of the following programmes:
    • MSc in Translational Health Sciences (FT or PT)
    • DPhil in Primary Health Care (FT or PT)
    • DPhil in Translational Health Sciences (FT or PT) (from 2021)

Please click here for further information and the background to this scholarship, and for further details on how to apply for this scholarship.

You can also find further information in a FAQ on the Snow Scholarship.

The University has provided further guidance for applicants with disabilities here, where you will also find links on the right hand side to the University application guide and a paper application form in Word and PDF formats.