An Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grant:

helped Richard to

become student social worker of the year 2017 at the British Association of Social Work

Richard Piper, University of Stirling, BA Social Work

A PhD Scholarship

is enabling Justyna to

explore Indian musical traditions and create new experimental music

Justyna Jablonska-Edmonds, University of Edinburgh, PhD in Creative Music Practice

A Research Incentive Grant

is helping Mark and Michael

trial a cost effective approach to ammonia production

Dr Mark Symes and Michael Shipman, University of Glasgow, Chemistry

Vacation Scholarships

encourage undergraduates like Sophie

to manage a project and develop their research skills

Sophie Boswell, University of Dundee, Maths

St Andrews Society Scholarships

fund alumni of Scottish universities

undertaking postgraduate studies in New York

Michael Macfarlane, Glasgow School of Art alumnus is studying at the Parsons School of Design, Graphic Design in 2018-19

Research funding

enabled Hayden to

investigate the rehabilitation of architectural heritage sites

Prof Hayden Lorimer, University of Glasgow, Geography

What we do

Our purpose is to extend opportunities for both study and research in the universities and institutions of higher education of Scotland.

Our grants and scholarships seek to improve access to university, encourage the development of research skills in undergraduates and postgraduates and enable academics to establish new lines of enquiry.

2017-18 in numbers


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Funding allocation by scheme

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About our Carnegie Community

The Carnegie Community is a network of current and past grant recipients created to encourage sharing of experiences and to support their career and personal development.

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Support the Trust

Donations and legacies from former beneficiaries, grant recipients or other supporters help us carry on and extend our activities in the changing landscape of Scottish higher education.

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Register to become a Carnegie Research Assessor

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer for Carnegie Trust, please apply here.

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Case Studies

Albara Elgehani, Heriot-Watt University


Ritti Soncco, University of Edinburgh

Social Anthropology

Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, University of Dundee


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About the Carnegie Trust

What we do

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland awards over £2.5 million to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers through various grant and scholarship schemes.

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The Carnegie Trust’s Board of Trustees oversees the delivery of the Trust’s strategy. The Board is chaired by Professor Dame Anne Glover, with Professor Sally Mapstone as Vice-Chair.

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Historical records

The Trust holds over 100,000 index cards recording awards made to individuals from 1901 to the start of the 21st Century. These provide invaluable insights into the history of the Trust’s grantmaking activities.

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