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Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grants

Call for applications now invited for 2022-2023

Register now for forthcoming online information sessions to find out more!

Following an interruption of over two years, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland is pleased to announce that the Research Incentive Grant Scheme will open to new applications in academic year 2022-23.

These Research Incentive Grants enable early career researchers to develop your independent research career.

As the Trust’s income remains below its pre-Covid level, there will only be one Call for Proposals in 2022-23, with a closing date of 30 November 2022, for projects to start from 1 June 2023 onwards.

With limited funding available, the Trust expects to fund only 40-50 projects in this round. The Research Incentive Grants (RIG) scheme allows an early career researcher to undertake, as the principal investigator, a short research project, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study leading to a more extensive project.

The principal criteria for the award of a RIG are that the planned research is of excellent quality, will enable the principal investigator to develop a new project or line of research, and will lead to high quality outputs and outcomes.

Key Facts

  • Career stage: Early Career Researchers
  • Eligible organisations: Edinburgh Napier University and 14 other Scottish universities, Glasgow School of Art and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Grant value: min £1,500 to max £15,000
  • Project duration: Up to 12 months
  • Deadline for applications: 30 November 2022, for projects starting from 1 June 2023

Register now for online information sessions

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland are holding a number of online events aimed at early career researchers and research development managers interested in learning more about the Carnegie Research Incentive Grants.

The sessions will be on Zoom, and attendees should register in advance via links below:

Carnegie RIG Information Session 2, Wednesday 19 October, 12 noon to 1:30pm

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Carnegie RIG Information Session 3, Friday 28 October, 12 noon to 1:30pm

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For further information about these Research Incentive Grants, please visit the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland website.