Announcing 2017 Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists


Apply for a postgraduate fellowship in medical statistics for African Scientists at @LSHTMpress

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 & 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. 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 (GBP 15,000.00 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 first degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject

(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.

How to Apply for the Fellowship: Candidates should complete an application form and provide a curriculum vitae, two references, and an academic transcript.  Please download the application form and referee form from the links here.

Completed application forms, curriculum vitas, academic transcripts and references should be emailed to: Please include “TEG Fellowship Application” and your name in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 16 April 2017. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.


Informal inquiries concerning the scholarship can be made to John Bradley (email:

Informal enquiries concerning the MSc can be made to the Admissions Tutors, Jenny Nicholas and Cono Ariti (email:


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