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Fellowship Opportunity in Medical Statistics for African Scientists


Two fellowships, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK, respectively, provide support for two years training in medical statistics. 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. The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£16,400 per annum) and return air travel.

To be eligible, candidates must:


  1. be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa

  2. be in possession of an excellent degree in mathematics or statistics

  3. at least 1 year of work experience in medical statistics or epidemiologyhave

Support will not be given as a supplement to other funding, nor to students who have funding from other sources.
How to Apply for the Fellowship:

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 at the scholarship  website .

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:

Please include “TEG Fellowship Application” and your name in the subject line. 


Visit the scholarship website for more 

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