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The President's Research Scholarships

Cardiff Catalysis Institute

The chemicals sector is an immensely successful and important part of the overall UK economy. In recent years the UK output has totalled over £50B and is ranked 7th in the world. Internationally leading academic research groups play a key role in driving new innovation through ground breaking fundamental research. 

Chemical factory

The Cardiff Catalysis 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.

The President’s Research Scholarship students will participate in research activities which will span all areas of catalysis including heterogeneous, homogeneous and bio catalysis and will interface with other research activities within chemistry through chemic synthesis to computational methodologies. There will be synergies with other subject areas within the University and the Institute is seeking to establish new collaborations with the Schools of Biosciences, Engineering, Pharmacy and Physics.

Doctoral students will be trained in the newly refurbished laboratory facilities of the CCI which include extensive and world leading research equipment and facilities.

The studentships will aim to prepare the doctoral students in a broad area of careers including academic and industry. The academic staff of the CCI has an impressive record of training students that have risen to high ranks within both academic and industry worldwide. The postgraduates are eagerly sought after for employment following their studentships.


This project is now closed to applications

What to do next

  • Find out more about the research projects and the scholarships available and also receive guidance in relation to any project-specific application processes by getting in touch with the Project Contact.
  • Submit an online postgraduate application, within the timescales specified by the Project Contact, in order to be considered for one of the President’s Research Scholarships. (Applicants should indicate in Section 5 (Funding) at the item: ‘ I will be applying for a scholarship/grant ‘ -  the name ‘President’s Research Scholarships’.)


This project is open to applications - to be considered on a rolling basis.

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