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Fully funded Postgraduate Training Fellowship in the United Kingdom

Fully Funded Postgraduate Training Fellowship in the United Kingdom

Fully Funded
Country: UK
City: London
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The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Tropical Epidemiology Group calls application for fully funded Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists.

Two fellowships are available, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK, to provide support for two years of 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 centers associated with the research program 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 fellowship opportunity enables 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 the partner centers in Africa. The fellow continues to receive mentoring, supervision and support for the duration of their fellowship from members of our Group. Basically, this is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa.


The MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group Postgraduate Training Fellowship is a fully funded opportunity. Moreover, the fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£16,400 per annum) and return air travel.


In order to be eligible for the fellowship, candidates 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.
  • Be able to meet the English language requirements as set out in the policy here

26th April 2020 is the last day to submit an application.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline26 April,2020
Open toAfricans



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