MRC TEG Fellowship

About the scheme

We are particularly proud of our TEG Training Fellowship Scheme, launched in 2005, which forms a key part of TEG’s investment in capacity development strategy. The Scheme provides support for promising research students from Sub-Saharan Africa to undertake MSc training in Medical Statistics at LSHTM followed by a year working as a statistician at one of our partner centres in Africa. The fellow continues to receive mentoring, supervision and support for the duration of their fellowship from members of our Group.

The summer project, chosen by the fellow, often provides an introduction to the research topic to be pursued further during the placement year. During the placement year, the fellow is exposed to different aspects of research including study design, data management, analysis and reporting of findings. They are guided by local statisticians and researchers as well as relevant TEG members.

The Scheme has been well received and is now very competitive, with over 100 applications each year. Thus far, all of our fellows have successfully completed the 2-year training programme and all are either working in medical research posts at research institutions in Africa or are engaged in PhD studies.

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