How to apply
TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship 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 Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (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:
(i) be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
(ii) be in possession of an excellent first degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject
(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.
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 below:
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 and if successful, may be required to undertake an English language assessment.
Completed application forms, curricula vitae, academic transcripts and references should be emailed to: .
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.
Informal enquiries concerning the scholarship can be made to .
Informal enquiries concerning the MSc can be made to the Admissions Tutors, Jenny Nicholas and Amy Mulick.
Further information about visa requirements can be found here.