The original intentions of our founder, Scots American millionaire and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, remain at the heart of our work.
Our grant portfolio reflects Carnegie’s visionary belief that the benefits of higher education must be accessible to all and that knowledge and useful learning advance by enabling ideas to be investigated and tested.
Our grant schemes are open to all academic disciplines and our funding supports students and researchers at different stages of their academic or research career:
Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants fund undergraduate students wishing to re-engage with higher education, individuals with limited leave to remain in the UK and asylum seekers;
Hardship Grants give our Undergraduate Tuition Fee students a helping hand with their study, travel or childcare costs;
Vacation Scholarships foster the development of research skills in undergraduate students through short independent research projects ahead of their final year at university.
Our new Carnegie Research Workshop grants promote the advancement of new research ideas and the exchange of skills and expertise by funding research workshop programmes addressing issues at the forefront of current scientific, technological, environmental, intellectual, cultural or societal developments.
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland was founded in 1901.