65 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships awarded in 2022

The Carnegie Trust is very happy to announce the names of the 65 undergraduate students who have been awarded Carnegie Vacation Scholarships this year. Students from 13 of the 17 Scottish institutions that the Trust funds will be conducting individual research projects during the summer months in subjects ranging from arts, law, literary studies, to astronomy, computer sciences and engineering.

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 September will also see the return of the Carnegie Poster Competition where this cohort of Vacation Scholars will present their findings in-person to a judging panel and their peers.

This year the Trust received 182 applications from undergraduates in all fifteen Scottish universities, plus the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Following an peer review of the proposals, 5 withdrew and 65 projects were awarded. Each student will receive a weekly stipend of £346.50 for up to 12 weeks. The students’ projects will be showcased on our website later in the year.

Learn more about the award holders and their projects.