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The Carnegie Trust is very pleased to announce the names of the 81 undergraduates who have been awarded Carnegie Vacation Scholarships. Students from 16 of the 17 Scottish institutions that the Trust funds will be conducting individual research projects during the summer months in subjects ranging from arts and humanities, social sciences, to astronomy, engineering and computer science.
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 211 applications from undergraduates in all fifteen Scottish universities, plus the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Following an internal review of the proposals, 3 withdrew, 1 was cancelled and 81 projects were awarded. Each student will receive a weekly stipend of £332.50 for up to 12 weeks. The students’ projects will be showcased on our website later in the year.
Learn more about the awardholders and their projects.