The Carnegie Trust is delighted to announce the names of the 112 undergraduates who have been awarded Carnegie Vacation Scholarships. Students at all of the fifteen Scottish universities will be conducting individual research projects during the summer months in subjects ranging from computer science, environmental 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 159 applications from undergraduates in all of the fifteen Scottish universities. Following the review of the proposals by academics in different Scottish universities, 112 projects were selected for funding. Each student will receive a weekly stipend of £250 for up to 12 weeks. The students’ projects will be showcased during an event at Edinburgh Zoo on 5th September 2018.
Learn more about the awardholders and their projects.