Following a comprehensive review of its research funding schemes, Trustees of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities decided in February 2014 to establish a panel of Carnegie Research Assessors to assist with the review and selection of research proposals submitted to the Research Incentive Grants and the Collaborative Research Grants.

Carnegie Research Assessors have been recruited across the Scottish academic community and represent the different areas of research undertaken in Scotland.

The Assessors have been selected on the basis of their expertise in reviewing and their in-depth knowledge of their subject field. Some are previous grant holders of the Carnegie Trust, others are, or have been, reviewers for the Research Councils, or for other funding bodies such as the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Two Selection Committees will be established for each selection round, organised according to two broad categories:

  • Selection Committee A: covering research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Selection Committee B: covering research in the fields of Science, Medicine, Engineering, Technology

The Selection Committee members will be drawn from the panel of Carnegie Research Assessors.  Individuals will be invited to serve for specific Committee meetings, depending on availability as well as recognising the areas of specialism that need to be covered and ensuring that the load is suitably spread over time.

Each Committee will be chaired by one of the Assessors – selected as Chair for that meeting alone, on the basis of his, or her, relevant experience.

More information about the assessment process is available on the Peer Review page of this website.

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  • New Online Grant Application System Now Open 03 Oct

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  • Carnegie Researchers at the Festival of Politics 26 Sep

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