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Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists, 2018
Application closing date: 13 April 2018
Location: LSHTM, UK
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.
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.
To be eligible, candidates must:
(i) be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
(ii) be in possession of an excellent degree in mathematics or statistics
(iii) 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.
The closing date for applications is 13th April 2018.
To find out more about this course, and how to apply, visit the LSHTM website.