New Research Workshop Funding scheme launched

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland is piloting a new scheme during academic year 2018-19: Carnegie Research Workshop. The Trust expects to fund up to three workshops during this initial phase.

This scheme aims to support the advancement of new research ideas and the exchange of skills and expertise by funding the organisation and delivery of research workshop programmes addressing issues at the forefront of current scientific, technological, environmental, intellectual, cultural or societal developments. Proposed workshops should focus on a topic of key relevance both to Scotland and globally with the aim of enabling the Scottish academic community to develop and strengthen its international leadership position.

By instigating sustained and focused discussion between researchers, the Carnegie Research Workshops will facilitate the exploration of topics that have both substantial importance and clear common ground for further collaborative work with new national and international partners.

Download the workshop brief and regulations.

Application method

Interested researchers should first submit an Expression of Interest through the Trust’s online application portal, available from 1st November 2018. There is no set deadline to submit an Expression of Interest but we invite potential applicants to contact the Trust before applying to discuss their workshop idea with the Trust.

Information sessions

Throughout November and January, the Trust will be holding a number of information sessions about the scheme at its office in Dunfermline. Numbers will be limited to 30 participants per session. You can sign up for one for the following dates:

Friday 9th November 2018, 11am-12:15

Thursday 15th November 2018, 2pm-3:15pm

Friday 16th November 2018, 11am-12:15

Thursday 29th November 2018, 11am-12:15

Wednesday 16th January 2019, 2pm-3:15pm

Friday 18th January 2019, 11am-12:15

Thursday 24th January 2019, 11am-12:15

Thursday 31st January 2019, 2pm-3:15

Find out more about the Research Workshops.