Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

2022-23 applications are now CLOSED

The Carnegie Trust is funding 12-15 PhD scholarships across 17 universities within Scotland. The University of Glasgow has been allocated 7 nominations (out of 65 allowed in total across the Scottish HEIs).

In addition to the University of Glasgow internal shortlisting process outlined below, potential applicant and their nominating supervisor should familiarise themselves with the formal application process that the Carnegie Trust will require shortlisted candidates to complete and ensure that they have all the required additional documentation ready in good time - Please see The Carnegie Trust application process.

Scholarship Financial Support

  • An annual stipend (currently £17,904 for AY 2022-23, adjusted annually)
  • Tuition fees at the UK Research and Innovation UKRI home fee rate (nominating institutions are expected to waive the difference in fee rate)
  • Research allowance of up to £3000 (across the full duration of the scholarship) is available towards certain research costs


  • Candidates should already hold, or are on track to graduate with a First Class Honours undergraduate degree from one of the eligible host organisations in Scotland.
  • This undergraduate degree is in a subject related to the academic field of your proposed doctoral research
  • Candidates should meet the academic entry requirements for their discipline. 
  • The doctoral programme will start in the upcoming academic year (for the Feb 2023 deadline PhD research must start in academic year 2023-24).
  • Candidates in faculties which do not award Honours, for example Medicine, are expected to have achieved the equivalent standard to a First Class Honours.

The absence of a First Class Honours degree from a Scottish university cannot be compensated for by a postgraduate Masters undertaken in Scotland.

  • Final year students of a Scottish university who expect to achieve a strong First Class Honours degree are eligible for nomination but will be withdrawn from the competition if they do not achieve a strong First. 
  • Non-UK/EU domiciled students with a First-Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university are eligible to be nominated for a Scholarship, but the Trust will only cover tuition fees at the UK Research and Innovation UKRI home fee rate. The University is expected to waive the outstanding balance for international tuition fees. 

The prospective supervisor of an international student should verify with the relevant Graduate School that they are willing to waive the additional fees.

University of Glasgow Internal Shortlisting Process

  • The University has an online portal for this scholarship. Candidates should access it via and upload their relevant information and documents.
  • Nominating supervisors will be sent a link to the application in order to add their Statement of Support. This should be completed by 5pm, 13 January 2023.

Applicants will be notified if their application has been nominated to The Carnegie Trust usually within 3 weeks of the application deadline after the Internal Shortlisting.

Successful nominations will require a Statement of Institutional Support form to be completed by their Head of School/Director of Research Institute where the research will be undertaken. This form will be forwarded to all successful applicants' potential supervisors along with instructions of how the application should be submitted to The Carnegie Trust.

Call Timetable



15 November 2022

Opening of Carnegie Call

13 January 2023

5.00pm – Deadline for candidates to complete UofG online portal application

27 January 2023

Internal selection complete, candidates notified of outcome (shortlisted or rejected) by 5:00pm

28 February 2023

5:00pm – Shortlisted candidates must submit their complete application through the Carnegie portal with Statement of Institutional Support