An Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grant:

helped Rhona to

retrain for a new career in Occupational Therapy

Rhona Macdonald, Glasgow Caledonian University, BSc Occupational Therapy

A Research Incentive Grant

is helping Ignacio

explore Novel gas diffusion electrodes for the electrochemical utilisation of CO2

Dr Ignacio Tudela-Montes, University of Edinburgh, Engineering

Vacation Scholarships

encourage undergraduates like Mae

to manage a project and develop their research skills

Mae Rodriguez, University of Aberdeen, Physics

What we do

Our purpose is to extend opportunities for both study and research in the universities and institutions of higher education of Scotland.

Our grants and scholarships seek to improve access to university, encourage the development of research skills in undergraduates and postgraduates and enable academics to establish new lines of enquiry.

2022-23 in numbers

£1.9 million

amount awarded


awards made


institutions supported

Funding allocation by scheme

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About our Carnegie Community

The Carnegie Community is a network of current and past grant recipients created to encourage sharing of experiences and to support their career and personal development.

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Support the Trust

Donations and legacies from former beneficiaries, grant recipients or other supporters help us carry on and extend our activities in the changing landscape of Scottish higher education.

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Donate to the Trust

Donations to the Trust are generally made in support of our grant activities. Your donation can contribute to the Trust’s funding schemes as a whole or be allocated to a specific purpose.

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Case Studies

Neringa Pratuseviciute, University of Dundee

Biomedical Sciences

Kelten Clements, University of Glasgow


Dr Cara Broadley, Glasgow School of Art

Visual Art, Interpretation Design and Practice

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About the Carnegie Trust

What we do

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland awards over £2.5 million to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers through various grant and scholarship schemes.

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The Carnegie Trust’s Board of Trustees oversees the delivery of the Trust’s strategy. The Board is chaired by Ronnie Bowie, with Professor Andrea Nolan as Vice-Chair.

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Historical records

The Trust holds over 100,000 index cards recording awards made to individuals from 1901 to the start of the 21st Century. These provide invaluable insights into the history of the Trust’s grantmaking activities.

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