Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships



The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. There is no restriction on the subject or field.

The number of nominations is subject to a quota. To be considered, prospective PhD students must be selected as candidates by one of the Scottish universities and have their nomination approved before their application pack is submitted to the Trust by their nominator. Applications received without the required institutional approval will not be accepted. A student can only be nominated by one university and multiple nominations for the same student are not permissible.

The Trust also administers the Caledonian PhD Scholarships on behalf of the RSEScotland Foundation (RSESF). Two awards are made each year under the Caledonian Scholarship banner. The Scholarships are awarded and held under identical conditions as the Carnegie Scholarships and are under the charge and control of the Trustees of the RSESF, who retain the power to alter the rules and to change the purpose and destination of the Scholarships.

The Henry Dryerre scholarship which supports students wishing to undertake a PhD in medical or veterinary physiology is offered every three years. The scheme is administered in the same way as the Carnegie/Caledonian scholarships. It will next be offered for projects starting in academic year 2017-2018.

Other Carnegie postgraduate funding opportunities

Further funding opportunities are available for postgraduate study through:

-St Andrew's Society for the State of New York scholarships, for postgraduate study in the United States.

Current Carnegie-Caledonian Scholars

The full list of current Carnegie-Caledonian scholars is available here.