TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists 2019
Deadline: April 26, 2019
Apply for the TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists 2019. The Fellowship enables promising research students from Sub-Saharan Africa to undertake MSc training in Medical Statistics at LSHTM.
The training is followed by a year working as a statistician at one partner centres in Africa. The fellow continues to receive mentoring, supervision and support for the duration of their fellowship from members of the LSHTM 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.
Three fellowships are available, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and LSHTM, respectively, to 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.
- The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£16,400 per annum) and return air travel.
- Applicants must be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
- Be in possession of an excellent degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject
- Have at least 1 year of work experience in medical statistics or epidemiology
A curriculum vitae, academic transcript and personal statement must be uploaded as part of the application. The personal statement form can be found here.
For more information, visit TEG Fellowship.