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The President's Research Scholarships

Cardiff Research into Advanced Neuroimaging Methods (CRANIUM)

CRANIUM’s aim is to stimulate the next phase of development of neuroimaging methodology for translational neuroscience applications in human health and disease.

Magnetic resonance

The hub of CRANIUM is the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) with its human brain imaging techniques all under one roof:  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencophalography (EEG) and Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

CRANIUM addresses three themes:

The doctoral research projects will be experimentally focussed with a strong bias towards physical science methodology applied to biological systems.

The creative resources of PhD students will be harnassed to understand signals from the mammalian nervous system and to develop neuroimaging methods that will be adopted by animal and human neuroscience researchers across the world.

The programme will prepare postgraduates for a research career in biomedical imaging and neuroscience, with the flexibility to take on new techniques as they develop.  Beyond academic research, there is increasing demand for experts who understand the measurement techniques applied to biological systems in the biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

More information on the School of Psychology website

Project Details

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

Quantitative functional MRI: measuring the brain’s consumption of oxygen

Deadline: This project is considering applications on a rolling basis
Start Date:  1 October 2012 (or Jan 2013 at the latest)
Full project details:
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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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