110 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships awarded

The Carnegie Trust is delighted to announce the names of the 110 undergraduates who have been awarded Carnegie Vacation Scholarships. Students at all of the fifteen Scottish universities, plus the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be conducting individual research projects during the summer months in subjects ranging from astronomy, environmental studies, computer studies to engineering or philosophy and law.

The Carnegie Vacation Scholarships enable students undertaking an undergraduate degree course at a Scottish university to conduct a programme of independent research during the summer months in the penultimate year of their degree. The scheme aims to help students develop their research skills, manage a project and prepare them for further study at postgraduate level. Many successful applicants see the outcomes of their projects disseminated through academic publications or in poster presentations to the academic community in their subject area.

This year, the Trust received 251 applications from undergraduates in all of the fifteen Scottish universities. Following the review of the proposals by academics in different Scottish universities, 121 projects were initially selected for funding, however 11 of these awards have since been declined. Each student will receive a weekly stipend of £250 for up to 12 weeks. The students’ projects will be showcased during an event at the Technology & Information Centre at Strathclyde University on 3rd September 2019.

Learn more about the awardholders and their projects.