Privacy and Terms

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.

Our Privacy Statement explains how, and on what legal basis, we collect, store, and use personal information about you as:

  • a grant applicant
  • a peer reviewer
  • a member of our reviewing panels
  • a visitor to the Carnegie Trust, our offices and our website
  • a job applicant
  • a participant in any of our events
  • or when you otherwise choose to interact with us.

It also explains how we use personal information in relation to our grantmaking activities.

The material on the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland’s website is provided for general purposes only. Although we endeavour to ensure that the content is accurate and up to date, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland accepts no responsibility for any loss arising from reliance on information contained in this site or other sites that may be linked to from our site.

Unless otherwise stated, all content on the site is © Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland  and is licensed under Creative Commons 2.5 UK: Scotland.

This means that you are free to share the content by copying and redistributing the material in any medium or format, and you may also adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material. Sharing and adapting the material on our website can  be done for non-commercial purposes only. Please attribute the content to the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and indicate if changes have been made. You should also include a link to our website For any reuse or distribution, you must make these licence terms clear to others.

Our website uses “cookies” to help improve your online experience.

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by our web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer and are safe.

Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the Carnegie Trust domain that issued the cookie to you.

None of cookies on our web site collect or store personal data, we only store standard internet log data for our internal reporting purposes. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone, keeping your privacy as well as allowing us to improve the web site wherever possible.

The Carnegie Trust’s website does collect some personal / identifiable information but this is always done through asking you the user to enter details such as your email address. We will never capture personal information without making you aware first.

You still have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our website.


The Carnegie Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprising fourteen nominated Trustees and fifteen ex-officio Trustees whose role is to ensure strategic objectives remain faithful to the wishes of the Trust’s founder and pertinent to the universities of Scotland, their staff and their students.


Our History

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland was funded by a gift of US$10million from Andrew Carnegie.


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.