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President’s Research Scholarships

5 January 2010

Seventy two PhD scholarships are being offered by the University over the next two years as part of a new £4M investment to coincide with the inauguration of Professor Sir Martin Evans (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007) as Cardiff University’s new President.

Scholarships will be available within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute within the School of Chemistry. The Institute was established in 2008 under the directorship of Professor Graham Hutchings FRS and, with the recruitment of key new academic and technical staff, is recognised as the leading catalysis research institute in the UK. The CCI is emerging as an internationally leading team and can be considered to be in the top 5 of such groupings worldwide.

One scholarship is available as part of a collaborative project (between the Schools of Pharmacy, Biosciences, Medicine and Chemistry) with Professor Peter Edwards in the field of molecular biological imaging applied to drug discovery pathways (Positron Emission Tomography Applications in Drug Discovery).

Eligibility criteria for these Scholarships is a first-class honours degree, or a 2.1 plus a postgraduate Masters degree at distinction level (or their equivalents). Potential candidates interested in these Scholarships should contact Professor Thomas Wirth (Catalysis) or Professor Peter Edwards (Imaging in Drug Discovery) in the first instance.

All applications for admission to research programmes must be submitted direct to the University, either using the University’s on-line admissions service (  or by submitting a paper application form which can be downloaded from the University’s webpages ( ).

President's Research Scholarships