Eighty-seven undergraduates from fifteen Scottish universities have been awarded Carnegie Vacation Scholarships to undertake a piece of independent research during the summer vacation.

The Carnegie Vacation Scholarships supports undergraduates who have shown exceptional merit in their studies. The Scholarships aim to give undergraduates the opportunity to get involved in research and to encourage them to pursue a research career. Each student will receive a stipend of £175 per week for research projects lasting between 3 and 8 weeks.

Each project is developed by the applicant with the help of an academic supervisor who also nominates and recommends the student for the award. Projects are usually undertaken at the students' place of study but may be hosted by another research lab or organisation.

The Trust received 144 applicants this year and made 87 awards, an overall success rate of 60%.

The full list of recipients is available here.

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