Research Incentive Grants aim to support short research projects, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study that could be expected to lead to a more extensive project. The principal criterion for the award of a Research Incentive Grant is that the planned research is of excellent quality and is likely to be of benefit to one or more of the universities of Scotland.

The scheme is being introduced following a comprehensive review of the Trust's research funding schemes and replaces the Small Research Grants.

The Trust wishes to encourage Early Career Researchers and will give special consideration to applicants who are within 5 years (excluding breaks) of starting their independent academic career.

The next submission deadline is 15th March 2017, 5PM. Details of the scheme, information about eligibility and regulations are available under the different tabs.

NOTE: Learn more about the assessment process

Encouraging the next generation of researchers

Scholarships are available for undergraduate students who have an interest in research and wish to undertake an independent project during the summer period. 

Up to 90 Vacation Scholarships are awarded each year. Academic staff at the Scottish universities are invited to encourage their brightest and most promising students to apply.

Managing a Carnegie grant

Information on the management of Carnegie research grants after an award has been made can be found on the Managing a grant page.