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Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship Scheme

Key facts

The Vacation Scholarship Scheme is intended for eligible students undertaking an undergraduate degree course at either a Scottish university, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland or The Glasgow School of Art; who have shown exceptional merit during their studies, and who would like to devote some portion of the long vacation to undertake a programme of independent research of direct benefit to their academic work.


At the time of applying applicants must be;

  • Undergraduates of an eligible Scottish Higher Education Institution (and enrolled at that institution for the entirety of their degree);

  • In the 3rd year of a 4 year degree, OR in the 3rd or 4th year of a 5 year degree (part-time students must be at an equivalent stage);

  • Citizens of either the United Kingdom or European Union, OR have been granted permanent leave to remain in the UK/EU;

  • On track to achieve a 2:1 or higher.

About the project

  • Your project must be a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of twelve weeks;

  • Your research project can be carried out at your home university or elsewhere;

  • A member of staff at your home university must act as a supervisor;

  • The Scholarship provides a stipend of £250 per week.

Next deadline

  • The next deadline is 1st April 2019, 5PM;

  • Applications must be submitted by the student’s project supervisor.


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