Managing a grant

This section explains the administrative and financial details relevant to managing one of the Carnegie Research grants once an award has been made.

Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants

The scheme derives from the intention of the Trust Founder, Andrew Carnegie,“to render attendance at the Universities of Scotland and the enjoyment of their advantages more available to the deserving and qualified youth of Scotland to whom the payment of fees might act as a barrier”.

The scheme aims to support students who do not receive government funding towards the costs of their tuition fees following withdrawal from a previous course of study, academic repeats or because of their residence status. Applicants must demonstrate that their financial circumstances will hinder access to their chosen course of study when making a request for funding to the Carnegie Trust. 

Vacation Scholarships

The Vacation Scholarship Scheme is intended for eligible students undertaking an undergraduate degree course at either a Scottish university, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland or The Glasgow School of Art; who have shown exceptional merit during their studies, and who would like to devote some portion of the long vacation to undertake a programme of independent research of direct benefit to their academic work. 

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

This prestigious scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first-class Honours degrees from an eligible Scottish university or Higher Education Institution (HEI), who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at an eligible Scottish university or HEI. There is no restriction on the subject or field, however to be considered, candidates must be selected for nomination by an eligible institution.

Saint Andrew’s Society of New York Scholarships

The Trust administers the selection process for these Scholarships, which are awarded by the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York.

Preference will be given to candidates who have no previous experience of the United States and for whom a period of study there can be expected to be a life-changing experience. Selection will be on the basis of an all-round assessment, including personality and academic achievement.

Carnegie Research Workshops

This new 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.

Peer Review Process

Following an extensive review of its funding policies, the Trustees of the Carnegie Trust have decided to introduce a Peer review process to support the selection of proposals.

Research Incentive Grants

Research Incentive Grants aim to enable Early Career Researchers to undertake short research projects, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study that could be expected to lead to a more extensive project.