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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.

Support the Carnegie Trust

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

  • 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.

  • Annual Trustees' Report 2015-16 05 Jun

    The Carnegie Trust's latest Annual Trustees' Report for 2015-16 is now available to read online. The report provides details of the Trust's grant making activities, totalling £2,452,807 for the financial year ending 30th September 2016. It also highlights individual projects supported through the Trust's research funding schemes and includes interviews with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

  • 79 Vacation Scholarships awarded for summer 2017 31 May

    The Carnegie Trust has awarded 79 grants to undergraduates in the Scottish universities under its highly sought after Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship scheme. Students at all of the fifteen Scottish universities will be conducting individual research projects during the summer months.

  • Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants 2017-18 16 May

    Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants are intended for students who do not receive SAAS tuition fee support due to previous study, academic repeats or residency issues. Application forms and guidelines for the 2017-18 academic year are now available on the Trust's website.