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LSHTM Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists 2018 – UK

Two fellowships, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK, respectively, provide support for two years training in medical statistics. 

Application Deadline: 13th April 2018.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country):  London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM), UK

About the Award: For the first year the successful applicants will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM). This will be followed by a one-year professional attachment at one of the African centres associated with the research programme of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) at LSHTM. During the professional attachment, training Fellows will develop their statistical and research skills by working on studies with guidance from TEG scientists.

This support is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa.

Type: Fellowship (Academic)

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must:

(i) be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
(ii) be in possession of an excellent degree in mathematics or statistics
(iii) have at least 1 year of work experience in medical statistics or epidemiology

Support will not be given as a supplement to other funding, nor to students who have funding from other sources.

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award: The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£16,400 per annum) and return air travel.

Duration of Program: 2 years

How to Apply: 

  • Candidates should complete an application form and provide a curriculum vitae, two references, and an academic transcript. An application form and referee form can be downloaded by clicking on the links.
  • The closing date for applications is 13th April 2018. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.
  • Completed application forms, curriculum vitas, academic transcripts and references should be emailed to: [email protected]
  • Please include “TEG Fellowship Application” and your name in the subject line.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK