Carnegie Vacation Scholarships for Undergraduates

The Carnegie Vacation Scholarships aim to help undergraduates develop their independent research skills and help them learn to manage a research project in preparation for postgraduate study. This is done through a summer project and the research is often posted in academic journals or reported in conference presentations. It also provides the opportunity to meet and network with other scholarship recipients.


1.Undergraduate at one of the following :

-Aberdeen University

-Abertay University

-University of Dundee

-Edinburgh University

-Edinburgh Napier University

-Glasgow University

-Glasgow Caledonian University

-Heriot-Watt University

-University of Highlands and Islands

-Queen Margaret University

-Robert Gordon University

-St Andrews University

-University of Stirling

-Strathclyde University

-University of West of Scotland

-Glasgow School of Art

-Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

2. Are enrolled at one of the above for the length of your degree or transferred after HNC/HND from a Scottish College

3. In your 3rd year of a four year degree or 3rd/4th year of a five year degree, or 2nd year of a three year degree

4. Entitled to live and work in the UK

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

6. Have never had a Carnegie Vacation Scholarship

For more information on eligibility visit:

The project must be supervised by an academic member of staff at your university- for more details on this visit:

What’s Included?:

Weekly stipend which is the equivalent of the current Scottish Living Wage rate (£9.50 per hour)

Important Dates:

Early December 2020- Application portal opens

31st January 2021- Closing date for applications

Mid April 2021- Students and supervisors notified of outcome

Mid May-August 2021- Vacation projects take place

Early September 2021- Poster Competition

How to Apply?

Applications are not yet open. They will open approximately 8 weeks before the closing date. There is an eligiblity checker at : . Applicants must use this to check if they are eligible. If they are, a link to the online application portal will appear.


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