• Research Incentive Grants

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

  • Carnegie PhD Scholarships

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

  • Andrew Carnegie

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

  • Archive of Grantholders

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

  • Legacies

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Closing dates

Latest News

  • Carnegie PhD Scholar awarded Robertson Medal 27 Mar

    On Monday 19th March, Jonathan Triffitt, PhD Scholar in History at the University of St Andrews received the Robertson Medal for academic year 2017-18. The silver medal is awarded each year to the Scholarship candidate judged to be the most outstanding for that year' competition. The medal was introduced in 2003 to mark the contribution of the retiring Chairman of the Trust, Sir Lewis Robertson, who served the Trust for over 40 years.

  • Extended deadline for the Research Incentive Grants 07 Mar

    Due to industrial action at a number of universities, the deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to Wednesday 21st March 2018, 5pm. This is to enable the endorsement of applications by Heads of Department and Research Office staff. Incomplete applications that have not been endorsed by this new deadline will not be accept.

  • Trustee Recruitment 21 Feb

    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 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.

Funding schemes