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Carnegie School of Sport Sponsored Research Bursaries  

The Carnegie School of Sport is proud of its heritage built from the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Education. Our history links us to decades of producing successful graduates who are now leaders across national and international sport. It also brings a wealth of expertise which feeds directly into our teaching; with over 80 years’ experience, we are experts in Sport Education.


Our staff make a significant contribution to the field of Sport, Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism in the UK and beyond; as evidenced in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Sustained research activity since REF 2014 demonstrates that we added to that momentum. Our academics continue to produce work of world-leading quality because they want to advance understanding of complex phenomena while also providing our students with access to the latest thinking in their field and making a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations in sport, exercise, leisure and tourism contexts.  As we look towards REF 2021 our strategy continues to focus attention around our research strengths. For example, we have recently established a Centre for Applied Obesity Research to provide a focal point for our interdisciplinary research in this area.

Underpinning our success is the inclusive and collaborative ethos that runs through our research student community. This community is vibrant and supportive and attracts exceptional students. We are passionate about providing them with every opportunity to achieve their full potential by working alongside internationally recognised and renowned experts and research groups.  Collaboration with external national and international partner institutions is also a key feature of our research. This underpins the importance we place on knowledge exchange, through our CarnegieXchange programme.

Our Research Bursary programme was established in 2008 and we are pleased to announce that our 2018/19 studentships are now open for applications. We encourage you to keep visiting these pages to keep abreast of further opportunities as they are made available.

Bursary Opportunities

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