This fellowship, which is funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), provides support for two years training in medical statistics. For the first year the successful applicant 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 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 staff.
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 (£15,000 per annum) and return air travel.
To be eligible, candidates must:
- be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
- be in possession of an excellent first degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject
- 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.
How to Apply for the Fellowship:
The closing date for applications is 30th April 2015. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include “TEG Fellowship Application” and your name in the subject line.
Further information on the MSc in Medical Statistics can be found on the course page:
MSc Medical Statistics
Informal inquiries concerning the scholarship can be made to email@example.com
Informal enquiries concerning the MSc can be made to the Admissions Tutors, Ruth Keogh and Jenny Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org