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For over a hundred years, the Carnegie Trust has been supporting the staff and students of Scottish universities develop their potential and build the international reputation of Scottish universities for academic and scientific excellence.

The Carnegie Trust is a charity registered in Scotland and relies on voluntary contributions to support many aspects of its work. Contributions include the repayment of tuition fees, gifts or legacies.

Your support allows the Trust to continue to enable access to higher education for "the industrious and qualified youth of Scotland". It also contributes to the advancement of research and helps create a future for academic excellence.

If you have received support from the Trust in the past, you can also help us by telling us in what ways our funding schemes have had an impact on your life and or work.

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The Carnegie Trust is one of the oldest educational trusts established in Scotland. We have a long history of supporting academic staff and students of Scottish universities and aim to continue our contribution to the development of Scotland's academic and research excellence in the future.

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Latest News

  • Carnegie Researchers at the Festival of Politics 26 Sep

    Dr Catriona MacDonald (University of Glasgow), Professor Kirstie Blair (University of Strathclyde), Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow) and Dr Michael Shaw were awarded a Collaborative Research Grant in the 2014-15 round for the research project "The People’s Voice: Scottish political poetry, song, and the franchise, 1832-1918". As part of the Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament running from the 19th -21st of October the researchers are hosting a debate called The People's Voice on Friday the 20th at 3pm.

  • 40 Research Incentive Grants Awarded 01 Aug

    The Trust is delighted to announce the project titles and researchers awarded Research Incentive Grants for the  March 2017 round. A total of 113 applications were submitted this year and 40 projects were selected for funding.

  • Nineteen PhD Scholarships awarded for tenure from 2017-18 26 Jul

    The Trust is very pleased to announce the names and project titles of the students awarded PhD scholarships for tenure from 2017-18 onwards. This year the Trust was able to award 16 Carnegie PhD Scholarships, 2 Caledonian Scholarships and 1 Henry Dryerre Scholarship.

  • Join our team: Vacancy for a Grants Officer 19 Jul

    Following a restructure of its grant portfolio as part of an ongoing consolidation of its strategic direction, the Trust wishes to appoint a professional, highly motivated and organised individual to join us as a Grants Officer. This new role aims to administer the Trust’s portfolio of grants, manage the appointment of peer reviewers as well as actively contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of grant outcomes and to the development of impact case studies.

  • Nine Collaborative Research Grants awarded in final round 07 Jun

    The Trust is delighted to announce the project titles and teams of researchers awarded Collaborative Research Grants for the 2016-17 round. A total of 85 applications were submitted this year and 9 projects were selected for funding, with lead applicants from the universities of Abertay, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde and West of Scotland collaborating with academics based in Scotland and beyond.