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Carnegie Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship

A scholarship for Scottish students of exceptional merit who want to take part in an independent research project in any academic field of study over the summer vacation which will be of direct benefit to their academic work.  

Candidates must be in penultimate year of study at a Scottish university and must be of Scottish birth, descent or residence. 

  • Value £250 per week
  • Opens 12 December 2017
  • Deadline 31 March 2018
  • Help with Internship, work placement or project costs


Is this for you?

Applicants must be undergraduates of a Scottish university who are either of Scottish birth, descent, or with at least two years secondary education in Scotland; and who are in the third year of a four-year degree course or in the third or fourth year of a five-year degree course at the time of applying.  

This is for you if you are on track to achieve a 2:1 or higher in your final degree classification and would like to devote some part of the long vacation to a research project. The project usually takes place at any time between May and August.  It is full-time for a maximum of 12 weeks (typically 6-8 weeks).

When assessing applications, the Trust will look at the:

  • Academic ability of the student;
  • Quality of the proposed research;
  • Feasibility of the project.

Project Details

Applicants are required to carry out a specific research project, either at the university they are attending, a host research organisation or elsewhere, as long as relevant supervision and resources are available.  The project will vary according to the field of study, but it should engage the candidate in full-time personal research.  


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How to apply

Applications must be completed online through the Trust's website by the student and by the project supervisor at the student's own university.  The online application portal will open approximately 6 weeks before the closing date of 31 MARCH 2018 5pm.  Please see documents below for more information:

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship Application Template (guidance only) 

Applying for a Carnegie Vacation Scholarship 2018 

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship assessment criteria 2018  

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