Carnegie/Caledonian* Scholarships are two 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.
Carnegie/Caledonian* Scholarships provides fees, maintenance, research and travel allowances (please read the regulations for full details). Scholars are also eligible to apply for Carnegie Research Grants.
* 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.
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 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Students in their final undergraduate year, who are expected to achieve first-class honours, may be nominated and then withdrawn, should they fail to achieve this grade.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.
Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships are only be available for tenure at a Scottish university. Students wishing to apply to a university outside Scotland are not eligible.
Deadlines can be found on Carnegie Caledonian website, details below.
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