• Carnegie PhD Scholarships

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

  • Archive of Grantholders

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

  • Research Incentive Grants

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

  • Legacies and donations

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

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Latest News

  • New Research Incentive Grant Recipients announced 16 Feb

    Sixty-three Early Career Researchers in the Scottish universities have been awarded Research Incentive Grants in the latest round of funding. The successful projects, covering topics ranging from cancer research, economics, wellbeing, to cinema and contemporary writing, received funding totalling £513,119.

  • Highlights of Carnegie PhD Scholars Gathering 2018 12 Feb

    On the 7th February 2018 we welcomed 35 new and continuing Carnegie PhD Scholars. The event, held at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, included poster sessions for first year Scholars and research presentations for continuing Carnegie Scholars. We were delighted to welcome back former Carnegie Scholar Dr Gillian Murray Dickson who talked about her experience since completing her PhD and her current role as a Conservation Geneticist at Edinburgh Zoo.

  • Online Submissions now open for Research Incentive Grants 12 Feb

    The Trust is now accepting applications for the next round of Research Incentive Grants. Submissions are open until the closing date of 15th March 2018 at 5pm. The purpose of the Research Incentive Grants (RIG) scheme is to make it possible for an Early Career Researcher to undertake, as the Principal Investigator, a short research project, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study that could be expected to lead to a more extensive project. 

  • Apply to be a Carnegie Research Assessor 23 Jan

    Our volunteer Research Assessors are vital to the success of the Trust’s Research Incentive Grant scheme. With a record numbers of proposals received during our September 2017 RIG round the Trust is currently seeking new recruits willing to donate their time in support our Peer review process. If you would like to find out more or register your interest in becoming an Assessor please click on the link.

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