Carnegie Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship

A scholarship for Scottish students of exceptional merit undertaking a degree course at a Scottish university, who want to take part in a programme of independent research over the summer vacation which will be of direct benefit to their academic work.  

Candidates must be of Scottish birth or extraction (at least one parent born in Scotland) or have been educated in Scotland at secondary level for at least 2 years; and an undergraduate student in the third year of a four-year course of the fourth year of a five-year course at a Scottish university.

  • Value £225 per week
  • Opens 22 November 2016
  • Deadline 15 March 2017
  • Help with Internship, work placement or project costs


Is this for you?

Applicants must be undergraduates of a Scottish University in the third year of a four-year degree course or in the fourth year of a five-year degree course at the time of applying.  

This is for you if you've shown exceptional merit at university, and would like to devote some part of the long vacation to a research project. The project usually takes place from May onwards.  It is full-time for a maximum of 8 weeks. 

You'll undertake a programme of independent research that will directly benefit your academic work.

Project Details

Applicants are required to carry out a specific research project, either at the university they are attending or elsewhere.  The project will vary according to the field of study, but it should engage the candidate in full-time personal research.  See Further Information.

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How to apply

Applications must be submitted online through the Trust's website by the project supervisor.  Each application must be signed off by the supervisor's Head of Department/School before it is submitted online.  Applications sent directly to the Trust by a student, or received without the Head of Department/School's signature will be automatically disqualified.  

The deadline for submitting the application online to the Carnegie Trust is 15 March 2017, 5PM. 

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship App Form 2017