• Archive of Grantholders

    Author Nan Shepherd, like many other Scots, received funding from the Carnegie Trust to attend university.

  • Andrew Carnegie

    The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland was created by Andrew Carnegie on 7 June 1901.

  • Research Incentive Grants

    Research Incentive Grants enable Early Career Researcher to establish new lines of enquiry...

  • Vacation Scholarships

    The Vacation Scholarship Scheme is for Scottish Undergraduate students who would like to devote some portion of the long vacation to undertake a programme of independent research of direct benefit to their academic work.

  • Legacies

    Generous legacies and donations from former grant recipients and supporters help us continue Andrew Carnegie's legacy.

  • Undergraduate Tuition Fees

    Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants support students who do not receive government funding towards the costs of their tuition fees following withdrawal from a previous course of study, academic repeats or because of their residence status.

  • Carnegie PhD Scholarships

    The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarships support up to sixteen new postgraduate students each year.

Closing dates

Open 1 Jun - 30 Nov 2018 Undergraduate Tuition Fees

28 February 2019 PhD Scholarships

13 March 2019 Research Incentive Grants

1 April 2019 Vacation Scholarships

Latest News

  • Become a Trustee of the Carnegie Trust 04 Dec

    We are currently recruiting new Trustees to oversee the continuing operation and development of the Trust. To help us advance our strategy and vision, we are looking for Trustees with an interest in Higher Education and Research and with a range of relevant expertise and experience. We also seek individuals with leadership experience who are representative of the diversity of the wider community and potential beneficiaries of the Trust. 

  • New Research Workshop Funding scheme launched 10 Oct

    The Carnegie Trust is piloting a new grant scheme: Carnegie Research Workshops. This aims to support the advancement of new research ideas addressing topics at the forefront of current scientific, technological, environmental, intellectual, cultural or societal developments.

  • Highlights of Carnegie Vacation Scholarships Event 2018 12 Sep

    On the 5th September 2018 we welcomed 66 Carnegie Undergraduate Vacation Scholars to our first Carnegie Vacation Scholarships Event held at The Mansion House, Edinburgh Zoo. 

  • 59 new Research Incentive Grants awarded 05 Jul

    Following the March 2018 deadline and a thorough peer review process, the Trust is pleased to be able to support a total of 59 new projects led by Early Career Researchers in the Scottish universities. The successful projects, covering a wide range of academic disciplines, received funding totalling £495,627 with an average grant value of £8,400.