Scholarships and Student Funding

College of Science and Engineering Travel Awards

Five awards are available.

Weir Fund for Field Studies

Weir’s bequest is directed at independent fieldwork and it’s important that applicants both plan and execute their own study programme personally.

Proposed study programmes should involve extra curricular fieldwork in appropriate subjects within the College, and should not be part of any course work.

Where an organised expedition is to be used as a means to gain secure access to a remote location, an applicant’s personal study or curriculum programme must be clearly defined independently from the general objectives of that expedition.

The Fund is open to matriculated undergraduate and postgraduate students and to junior members of staff.

Further information is available from the College of Science and Engineering intranet (UoE Office 365 login required).

Barnson Bequest

The Bequest was set up for the benefit of undergraduate students of Scottish Nationality who are attending the University to encourage and assist them to broaden their education by attending vacation or other courses preferably of a cultural rather than a technological nature.

This can be at any foreign University and if not applied for this purpose, for the benefit of any other students of Scottish nationality, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, to assist them in fieldwork or other studies whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

The Bequest also favours students suffering financial hardship.

Further information is available from the College of Science and Engineering intranet (UoE Office 365 login required).

Mackay Greenland Fund

The objective of the fund is to support geological expeditions, during either the Easter or Summer vacation, to Greenland in the spirit of the 1982 University of Edinburgh East Greenland Expedition.

The Fund is available to undergraduates, postgraduates and those who have finished their final year exams, but have not graduated because they are on an expedition to Greenland.

Priority will be given to students in the Geology and Geophysics discipline, but the funds can also be used to fund expeditions to Greenland initiated by other Schools within the University.

If appropriate, the fund can be used to fund joint projects with other Universities.

Further information is available from the College of Science and Engineering intranet (UoE Office 365 login required).

Carnegie Vacation Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students of exceptional merit to enable them to devote a portion of the long vacation to a programme of full-time study or research that will be of direct benefit to them in their academic work.

Candidates must have reasonable prospects of obtaining a First Class degree and undertake to carry out a specific programme of work. Students who are of Scottish birth, extraction (having at least one parent born in Scotland) or schooling (having attended a Scottish secondary school for at least two years) are eligible for Carnegie Vacation Scholarships.

They should be undergraduates of at least two years' standing at the end of the current academic year. Students who expect to graduate in current year and proceed thereafter to postgraduate work may apply for Carnegie Scholarships.

Further information is available from the College of Science and Engineering intranet (UoE Office 365 login required).

British Association Travel Fund

The income of this fund provides grants for travelling and other authorised expenses of advanced students (preferably Honours students) in Science and Engineering at the University.

The purpose is to enable them to visit laboratories and museums outside of Edinburgh for advanced study, or localities affording opportunities for the study of material (marine, fresh-water, or terrestrial) of scientific importance, or for such other similar purposes as the College may think fit.

Further information is available from the College of Science and Engineering intranet (UoE Office 365 login required).