Created to mark the first hundred years of its history in 2001, the Carnegie Centenary  Professorships aim  to attract nominees of the highest academic standing, who will contribute to academic/scientific developments in the Scottish universities in their particular fields, whether in teaching or research or in both, in emerging as well as established disciplines or in interdisciplinary fields.

Nominees should normally be senior scholars of high distinction who, by their very presence, will confer benefits on the Scottish universities. The roles they fulfil at the host university will depend in part on the discipline.

The Trust expects that Centenary Professors will give at least one major public lecture during their time in Scotland. Consequently, their skills in giving such lectures will be a further measure by which nominations will be assessed.

There are no formal eligibility criteria but in making nominations, universities should have primary regard for the ability of nominees to fulfil the aims as set out above. In view of the expressed wish that professors might give public lectures in Scotland, communicative skills may also be something nominators may wish to bear in mind.

Nomination process

Candidates must be nominated by a Scottish university. Each university may nominate up to two individuals.

Full details about the scheme and on the nomination process can be found on the Carnegie Professorship scheme page.

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