The Kerr-Fry Awards are for people already in work but who wish to continue their studies. It is also available for those in work who want to pursue a research project. The awards vary and typically last one year. Applicants can renew an award in some circumstances and they can apply more than once.
Applicants must be both ex-pupils of George Watson's College and graduates of the University of Edinburgh. They should also be over 25 and be of Scottish descent or birth.