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26 January 2010
A new multi-million pound package of postgraduate scholarships designed to tackle some of the key climate, engineering, social and medical research challenges and attract the most talented postgraduate research students to the University have been unveiled.
The President's Research Scholarship fund is a new £4M investment set up to coincide with the inauguration of Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Martin Evans as the University’s new President.
The new scholarships provide new opportunities for research including improving the treatment of patients with arthritis, developing new bioimaging techniques, tackling some of the world’s key climate challenges, multiculturalism and the development of new drugs to fight disease.
The prestigious new awards aim to attract the highest quality candidates with those eligible for funding as President Scholars holding a first-class honours degree, or a 2.1 plus a postgraduate Masters degree at distinction level.
University President, Sir Martin said: "I am delighted that the University has decided to make such a substantial financial investment in attracting the best postgraduate research students to the University.
"These new scholarships underline the University’s long-standing commitment to academic excellence and will help maintain our reputation for world-leading academic research in key areas."
The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on new research projects under the supervision of the University’s most successful and established researchers in dynamic research environments.
In total, an additional 72 full Research Council UK-rate PhD scholarships are being offered by the University over the next two years.
Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Grant said: "This is a substantial addition to our exisiting scholarship investment and it will enhance the number of people undertaking significant, challenging and innovative research to PhD level at Cardiff University."
Applications for the new scholarships have already opened in some areas. Further information and details of how to apply can be found at: www.cardiff.ac.uk/presidents/
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