Carnegie PhD Scholarships
The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically excellent candidates who are intending to study on a PhD programme at any University in Scotland
The scholarships cover tuition fees, a maintenance allowance and a research expenses allowance. The awards are tenable for three years for full-time study and up to six years for part-time study. The tenure period may be extended to a maximum of 42 months (or 84 months for part-time students), but only when a case for such an extension has been made at the time of nomination and approved by the Trust as part of the award.
Any subject area will be considered for Carnegie PhD Scholarships.
The Carnegie Trust hopes to fund a minimum of 15 scholarships (across all the Scottish Universities) for doctoral studies starting in 2021-2022.
Applicants must hold a First Class Honours undergraduate degree from an eligible Scottish University. This First-Class Honours degree must be in a subject related to the field of the proposed doctoral studies. Students in their final year of an undergraduate degree who are expected to obtain a First-Class Honours degree may also apply, but they will be required to withdraw from the competition if they fail to graduate with a First. Please note that no exemptions are made to this requirement except in faculties which do not award Honours e.g. Medicine, where the equivalent standard will be expected.
Applicants who are in receipt of a Government-funded Research Studentship, Research Council award or comparable scholarship will not be considered.
Applicants for the scholarship must have applied formally for admission to a PhD programme of study commencing in September or October 2021 at the University of Edinburgh, must have identified a potential supervisor and also made a scholarship application, all by the University's internal closing date of 28th January 2021 (see section on Applying). If an applicant is selected for nomination to the Carnegie Trust the supervisor will be required to complete a section in the Carnegie Trust application portal (see Notification and next steps paragraph below).
Applicants may only be nominated by one University.
Applications for the 2021-2022 academic session are no longer being accepted for this scholarship as the 28th of January deadline has now passed.
Notification and next steps
The Carnegie Trust will make the final decisions and nominated applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of May 2021.