The original intentions of our founder, Scots American millionaire and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, remain at the heart of our work.
Our grant portfolio reflects Carnegie’s visionary belief that the benefits of higher education must be accessible to all and that knowledge and useful learning advance by enabling ideas to be investigated and tested.
Our grant schemes are open to all academic disciplines and our funding supports students and researchers at different stages of their academic or research career:
Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants fund undergraduate students wishing to re-engage with higher education, individuals with limited leave to remain in the UK and asylum seekers;
Hardship Grants give our Undergraduate Tuition Fee students a helping hand with their study, travel or childcare costs;
Vacation Scholarships foster the development of research skills in undergraduate students through short independent research projects ahead of their final year at university.
The Carnegie PhD Scholarships fund graduates with First Class Honours Degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD.