Outcome of the Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships Round 2023-24

The Carnegie Trust is happy to announce that 10 Carnegie and 1 Caledonian Research Scholarships have been awarded in June 2023 for PhD candidates starting their doctorial research in academic year 2023-24.

Projects cover a diverse range of subject areas such as Mathematics & Statistics, Molecular Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science and Ecology.

In this round, the Trust received 61 nominations, 29 of these were shortlisted. After a peer review, 10 Carnegie Scholarships and 1 Caledonian Research Foundation Scholarship were awarded to outstanding candidates in the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling and West of Scotland.

The successful students are:

Grant holder name, University, Project Title

Jordan Wylie, Edinburgh Napier University, Evaluation of Federated Machine Unlearning using Membership Inference Attacks

Leoni Masroujah, University of Aberdeen, Taken out of context? Understanding the role of the surroundings in first impressions of people.

Ella Boland, University of Edinburgh, Health in the time of viruses: The influence of herpes virus infections on perceptions of bodily health in the Lothians.

Samuel Skoda, University of Edinburgh, Designing synthetic transcription factors for cellular rejuvenation

Xiang Li, University of Edinburgh, Quantum field theory of arithmetic moduli spaces

Katarina Skopalova, University of Glasgow, Novel statistical models and efficient inference methods for complicated ecological data.

Scott Warrander, University of Glasgow, Kac-Moody Groups and Geometric Representation Theory

George Sato, University of St Andrews, Biomechanical analyses to enable at-sea monitoring of eco-physiological traits of diving mammals

Sabina Parrado, University of St Andrews, Varieties of Context: Logical Contextualism Defended

Katie MacLean, University of Stirling, Adapting Jane Austen on Stage: 1895-2022

Beata Ciesluk, University of the West of Scotland, The ‘Hidden’ Problem with Drug Use in Scotland: A Mixed Method Investigation into the Increasing Rates of Drug Use in Older Women

About the PhD Scholarships scheme
The Carnegie PhD Scholarships fund postgraduate research leading to a PhD at an eligible institution in Scotland.

Candidates must have, or be on track to achieve, a first class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish institution of higher education.

The scheme is open to students of any nationality who meet the above criterion.

Learn more about the Carnegie PhD scholarships.