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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

  • Join our team: Vacancy for an experienced Administrator 19 Oct

    A new appointment across the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts, the Administrator will be responsible for the general administration of the Trusts’ offices and a wide ranging support service for meetings and events, publications and communications, social media and website. This is an ideal role for someone with a background in administration who is seeking to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills in a challenging and varied post. 

  • New Online Grant Application System Now Open 03 Oct

    The first phase of the Trust's new online grant application system is now live. Applicants for the Research Incentive Grants are invited to complete their application through the new system by the closing date of 31st of October 2017, 5pm. 

  • 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.