Carnegie Centenary Professorships

General information

This scheme, which supports visits by top research leaders from overseas to Scotland, was set up to mark the centenary of our Trust in 2001.  Since that time the Scottish universities have benefited from visits by 36 leading figures – stimulating numerous new collaborations and valuable interactions.  The Trustees have concluded that, 15 years on, it has served its purpose and, with the strong international profile of the Scottish research community, future visits of this nature can be left to the universities and research groups concerned. Consequently, there will be no call for proposals this year onwards.  However, it should be noted that visits by those international researchers who were awarded Professorships last year (and before) will be continuing, as planned.

Details of Carnegie Centenary Professorships from the past 15 years can be found here. 

NOTE: More information on the post-award grant management process for current award holders can be found on the Managing a grant page.


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.

Carnegie Centenary Professors since 2001

A full list and profile of all the awardholders since the scheme's inception is available for download.

Current and Recent Award Holders

You can view the profiles of our current and recent Carnegie Centenary Professors here.