Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarships at Scottish University in UK, 2014

Carnegie Trust offers Carnegie-Caledonian PhD scholarships to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. A First-Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university is a pre-requisite for consideration for Scholarships. Final year students of a Scottish university who expect to achieve a First-Class Honours degree are eligible for nomination but will be disqualified from the competition if they do not achieve a First-Class. The Non-UK/EU domiciled students with a First-Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university are also eligible for these PhD scholarships. The application deadline is 15th March 2014.. The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. There is no restriction on the subject or field. To be considered, candidates must be nominated by an academic member of staff of a Scottish university at the level of Professor, Reader or (Senior) Lecturer. The Trust also administers the Caledonian PhD Scholarships on behalf of the RSEScotland Foundation (RSESF). Two awards are made each year under the Caledonian Scholarship banner. The Scholarships are awarded and held under identical conditions as the Carnegie Scholarships and are under the charge and control of the Trustees of the RSESF, who retain the power to alter the rules and to change the purpose and destination of the Scholarships. The Henry Dryerre scholarship which supports students wishing to undertake a PhD in medical or veterinary physiology is offered every three years. The scheme is administered in the same way as the Carnegie/Caledonian scholarships. It will next be offered in 2016..  Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? A First
· Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish university is a pre
· requisite for consideration for Scholarships. Final year students of a Scottish university who expect to achieve a First
· Class Honours degree are eligible for nomination but will be disqualified from the competition if they do not achieve a First
· Class. In faculties which do not award Honours, e.g. Medicine, the equivalent standard will be expected.
· 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 the costs of equivalent home fees. Universities are expected to waive the outstanding balance for overseas tuition fees.
· Nominations must be made by an academic member of staff of a Scottish university, at the level of Professor, Reader, or (Senior) Lecturer. Nomination forms are available to download from the Trust website under the Forms & Regulations tab.
· Completed nomination forms must be submitted online by the nominator by 15th March 2014, 23:59hrs.
· Nominators and nominees are under an obligation to inform the Trust without delay of any changes to the circumstances of the Nominee, including awards received from other sources and results of examinations or graduations after the nomination has been submitted.
Benefits of the scholarship: -Stipend: The annual value of a Scholarship is £15,400 for the academic year 2013-2014 and normally rises in line with awards funded by Research Councils. Payment of the Scholarship stipends will be made monthly, in advance and will normally start on 1st October in each year. -Tuition fees: In addition, the Trust meets the cost of approved fees payable by Scholars to their universities and/or colleges. Approved fees include matriculation, tuition, examination fees and where applicable, establishment charges or dues and research course costs up to £400. -Research expenses and costs: The Trust will help cover special expenses incurred by Scholars in connection with the study or research, subject to confirmation by their Supervisor (£625 per year). Scholars are eligible to apply for a Carnegie Research Grant. These grants are awarded to cover travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses encountered for research, field expenses, library visits or consultation, but they cannot be used for attendance at conferences. Please, see the Small Research Grants section of this website for more information. -Travel costs: Contributions will be made towards the cost of travel between place of residence and place of work (£625 per year). The Trust will not pay any additional allowances for dependants. -Income from teaching or other bursaries: Scholars may retain, in any one year, up to a maximum of £3,000 derived from bursaries or prizes, and may also retain fees from teaching or demonstrating, up to a maximum of £3,500. All income exceeding £6,500 from these sources taken together will be deducted in full. Income from other sources will be ignored. -Intellectual property: The Trust is entitled to recover a fair compensation (having regard to all the circumstances) in respect of the benefit of any intellectual property rights which are, or may be, derived from the research undertaken.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  These PhD scholarships will be awarded for 36 months (3 years), shorter periods of tenure will not be considered. The tenure period may be extended to a maximum of 42 months if and only if, a case for such extension has been made at the time of nomination by the Nominator and has been approved by the Trust. Scholars are expected to devote their whole time to the purpose for which the Scholarship was awarded.
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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