This scholarship is funded through the Ruth Adler Fund and the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (OOC AHRC DTP2).

Eligible courses

The scholarship is open to offer holders for the following courses:

  • DPhil in Law
  • DPhil in Philosophy

Award levels

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the duration of fee liability for the course.

Number of awards

One scholarship is available for 2021/22 entry.

Application process

This award is only tenable at Somerville. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the January deadline will be considered, regardless of which college preference (if any) is included in the graduate application. Candidates may be asked to explain why they wish to be funded by the OOC AHRC DTP2 scheme as part of the application process. Successful scholars will be transferred to Somerville. .

Please note that scholarship selection for 2021 entry has now taken place and succesful candidates have been notified.


If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.

You might find the following links useful:

Applying for graduate study

Graduate Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search

Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Partnership