Carnegie PhD Scholarship, deadline 22 January 2018

The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. There is no restriction on the subject or field.  The Trust also administers the Caledonian PhD Scholarships on behalf of the RSEScotland Foundation (RSESF). Two awards are made each year under the Caledonian Scholarship banner.

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 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 Students in their final undergraduate year, who are expected to achieve first-class honours, may be nominated and then withdrawn, should they fail to achieve this grade.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, however, 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.

Further details on the scholarships, including application documents, are available at: Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarship

Completed application forms should be submitted to by Monday 22 January 2018, 5pm. 

Fully-funded PhD studentship, deadline 23 January 2018

About the studentship

This competitive studentship is fully funded for 3 years or “1+3” years (meaning if the successful applicant does not already have a master’s degree, they would be awarded 1 year of funding for the MRes programme, followed by 3 years of PhD funding). The studentship will commence in October 2018, and will cover tuition fees (at UK/EU level) as well as a maintenance grant. Students also receive a computer and office space, and access to research training courses offered by the School of Psychology and the University of Aberdeen.


Candidates must hold (or be expected to obtain) an Upper Second Class honours degree in Psychology or cognate discipline as a minimum requirement. Additional research experience would be an advantage. 

How to apply 

Please apply through the University of Aberdeen applicant portal. Included in the application is a project proposal. This proposal should be developed together with the proposed supervisor. Your proposed supervisor will be able to provide you with details about the required format for this proposal. Students will also need to provide degree transcripts, two references, a CV, and a statement of support from the proposed supervisor. The deadline is January 23rd 2018.  Please address any queries to Dr Amelia Hunt: