MRC/GSK Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists 2018

MRC/GSK Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists 2018

Deadline: April 13, 2018

Applications are open for 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 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.

Fellowship Value

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.


  • 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.


  • Candidates should complete an application form and provide a curriculum vitae, two references, and an academic transcript.
  • 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.

An application form and referee form can be downloaded by clicking on the links.

For more information, visit MRC/GSK Postgraduate Fellowship.