The University of Sheffield invites applications for the Professor David Locker Scholarship in Social Science, Oral Health and Dentistry in the UK for the 2021/2022 academic session.

This scholarship was established in 2016 as a permanent endowment thanks to a generous legacy from the estate of the late Professor David Locker. He believed that good quality applied social science and dental public health would make a difference in the lives of patients. He also believed it would make a difference in oral health care in general.

For this reason, he worked closely with colleagues at the University of Sheffield. Thus, after his death, he bequeathed a sum of money that he wanted to be used to support international students. That is students seeking to do social science research in the field of oral health and dental public health.

Worth of Award

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Professor David Locker’s death, there are three scholarships available this year of £7,500 each.


  • Preference will be given to high-calibre candidates who are nationals or domicile in Low and Lower Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
  • Students with a background in social science and/or dentistry who will be/are registered on the Masters in Dental Public Health course at the university for the 2021/22 academic year are also eligible.

How to Apply

  • Please contact Professor Sarah Baker, Head, Unit of Oral Health, Dentistry and Society ([email protected]).
  • Application is by CV and a covering letter.
  • The letter should detail the oral health needs in your country and the role dental public health could play in improving the oral health of the population. It should be written in a maximum of 1,000 words.
  • This should be sent to the David Locker Scholarship Committee c/o Professor Sarah Baker ([email protected]).

Deadline: The application comes to a close on Saturday, May 1, 2021 (5 pm UK time).

Click here for more details and to apply