Suitably qualified African Scientists can now apply for the 2014 TEG Postgraduate Training in Medical statistics for African Scientists at London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM). This support is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa.
This fellowship, which is funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), provides support for two years training in medical statistics. For the first year the successful applicant 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 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 staff.
Worth of Awards:
The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£14,000) and return air travel. Support will not be given as a supplement to other funding, nor to students who have funding from other sources.
To be eligible, candidates must:
- B 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
How to Apply
Candidates should complete an application form and provide curriculum vitae, two references, and an academic transcript.
Completed application should be emailed to: [email protected]
Please include “TEG Fellowship Application” and your name in the subject line.
The closing date for applications is April 30, 2014. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered while Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.