2019 TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists at LSHTM UK
Deadline: April 26, 2019.
The TEG Training Fellowship Scheme launched in 2005 and forms a key part of TEG’s investment in capacity development strategy. The Scheme 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 our partner centres in Africa. The fellow continues to receive mentoring, supervision and support for the duration of their fellowship from members of our 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.
The Scheme is highly competitive, with over 1000 applications in 2018. The majority of our fellows are now either working as medical statisticians at research institutions in Africa, or are engaged in PhD studies.
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.
(i) be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
(ii) be in possession of an excellent 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
1. This is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa.
2. The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£16,400 per annum) and return air travel.
Further information on the MSc in Medical Statistics can be found on the course page.
Informal enquiries concerning the scholarship can be made to David Macleod.