Who can apply
You are eligible to be nominated for this award by the University of Strathclyde if:
- you already hold, or are on track to graduate with a First Class Honours degree from one of the eligible host organisations in Scotland;
- This undergraduate degree is in a subject related to the academic field of your proposed doctoral research;
- you have been accepted on a doctoral programme at the University of Strathclyde;
- this doctoral programme will start in the coming academic year (2022-23).
- This scheme is open to students of any nationality who meet the above criteria.
- Candidates in faculties which do not award Honours, e.g. Medicine, are expected to have achieved the equivalent standard to a First Class Honours.
Who can’t apply
You are not eligible for nomination by the University of Strathclyde if:
- Your undergraduate degree is not from an eligible host organisation in Scotland.
- You came to Scotland to study for a Postgraduate Masters but completed your undergraduate degree in a different country.
- Your First Class Honours Degree is in a discipline unrelated to the academic field of your PhD.
- You have already started a PhD or will be starting before academic year 2022-23.
- The absence of a First Class Honours degree from a Scottish university cannot be compensated by a postgraduate Masters undertaken in Scotland.
What does the Trust look for in candidates?
Candidates nominated for these prestigious awards must:
- Display outstanding potential for research at postgraduate level.
- Demonstrate academic excellence and a strong performance in their final year dissertation project as well as evidence of consistency and/or increasing levels of achievement throughout their studies.
- Submit a research proposal that exhibits excellence, originality and significance.
- Ensure a good fit between the proposed research and the environment and facilities offered by the institution in which the PhD will be undertaken.
- Seek out high quality supervisory arrangements.
Eligible host organisations
The Carnegie PhD Scholarships are tenable at the following institutions:
- Universities: Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt, Highlands and Islands, Queen Margaret, Robert Gordon, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, West of Scotland;
- Glasgow School of Art;
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Application Deadline: 4pm on Tuesday 18 January 2022