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Cardiff University PhD Studentship in Integrative Neuroscience, UK

Publish Date: Nov 20, 2015

Deadline: Jan 08, 2016

Cardiff University Ph.D. Studentship in Integrative Neuroscience

Our 4-year Programme provides a broader and more in-depth practical and theoretical grounding in neuroscience than conventional 3-year programs.

Early in Year 1, you will receive formal lectures in research design, statistics, lab safety, animal welfare, and ethical standards, and attend a series of specialized lecture courses in behavioral, cellular, molecular, genetic, and system neuroscience. In the second part of Year 1, you will experience three 11-week laboratory rotations in internationally renowned labs. During the lab rotations, you will carry out research, gain knowledge of the questions addressed by the lab, and acquire direct experience of the relevant techniques. Lab rotations help you to reach an informed choice of the neuroscience area and supervisor you will choose for your full Ph.D. project during Years 2 to 4. Throughout all the years you and your colleagues will participate in weekly seminars and presentations at journal clubs. The program is designed to ensure an excellent Ph.D. experience and an outstanding future.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust in 2008 – recently renewed for another 3 years.

Students choose from a selection of projects in their first year from a range of Neuroscience areas.

Supervisors: Professor John Aggleton (, Dr. Anthony Isles ( & Professor Frank Sengpiel (

Start date: October 2016

Number of Studentships: 5-8 Awards


This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend starting at £19,919 raising to £23,997 pa, however, stipends may be reviewed from time to time.

This course is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Additional funding of the value of £40,000 over the 4-year program for research consumables and £3,200 for travel and training.


Academic criteria: First or Upper Second Class in a relevant area (eg. neuroscience, psychology, anatomy, physiology, natural sciences). As this is a training doctorate, previous research experience is not essential.

Residency: This studentship is open to students of any nationality.

How to Apply

Consideration is automatic on applying for Doctor of Philosophy (Integrative Neuroscience), with a start date of October 2016via Cardiff University's Online Application Service ( In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship/grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from the Wellcome Trust.

The deadline for applications is 8 January 2016.

Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Further Information

For further information please contact Julie Cleaver or on Telephone+44 029 2068 8341

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