Carnegie/Caledonian and Henry Dryerre Scholarships


Carnegie/Caledonian and Henry Dryerre Scholarships are prestigious schemes of scholarships designed to support a limited number of graduates with first class honours degrees who will pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a Scottish university. There is no restriction on the subject or field


Carnegie/Caledonian* and Henry Dryerre Scholarships provides fees, maintenance, research and travel allowances (please read the regulations for full details).

Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships

* The Trust administers the Caledonian Scholarships on behalf of the RSE Scotland Foundation (RSESF). The Caledonian Scholarships are awarded and held under identical conditions as the Carnegie Scholarships.

Henry Dryerre Scholarships

The Trust also administers the Henry Dryerre Scholarships on behalf of RSE Scotland Foundation (RSESF). This single scholarship is offered to a student wishing to undertake a PhD in medical or veterinary physiology (to be understood in the broadest terms to include biomedical research; the chemical/ or physical functions of organs, cells and organ systems and biomolecules in humans and animals). This scholarship is available for the current selection round for students starting a PhD in academic year 2017-18.


Graduates of a Scottish university holding or expecting to achieve a degree with first-class honours in any subject and intending to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD can be nominated by their university for the award of a Carnegie/Caledonian or Henry Dryerre Scholarship. Only students who have undertaken or are undertaking their first degree at a Scottish university are eligible.

Students who have not undertaken their first degree at a Scottish university but are undertaking a one year postgraduate degree at a Scottish university are not eligible to apply for a Scholarship. Students in their final undergraduate year, who are expected to achieve first-class honours, may be nominated and then withdrawn, should they fail to achieve this grade.

International students who hold a first class honours degree from a Scottish university are eligible to apply. The Carnegie Trust will only cover the cost of the equivalent fees for UK/EU students and universities are expected to waive the outstanding balance for international fees.


Scholarships are only be available for tenure at a Scottish university. Students wishing to apply to a university outside Scotland are not eligible.

Application Procedure

As well as submitting an Application for Study applicants must submit a completed Nomination Form.
Completed forms should be submitted to Ann Marie Johnston, Graduate School Administrator, at
Room 193, Fraser Noble Building, King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE by 5pm on Friday 20th January 2017.


20th of January 2017

Further Info

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