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TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics at LSHTM

Deadline : April 26, 2020 .  

Apply for the TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics at LSHTM for candidates from sub-Saharan Africa. This Scheme aims to enable 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.

During the professional attachment, training Fellows will develop their statistical and research skills by working on studies with guidance from TEG scientists. This is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa


Benefits for applicants are as below.

  • The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£16,400 per annum) and return air travel to accepted candidates.
  • There are 2 fellowships available for this year and are fully funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK
  • The funding aims 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.


To be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria

  • You must be be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
  • You must be in possession of an excellent degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject
  • You should have at least 1 year of work experience in medical statistics or epidemiology
  • You must be able to meet the English language requirements as set out in the policy


To apply you must follow the following procedure

  1. You should complete your application through the online portal
  2. During the application process, please remember to upload:
    • Your recent curriculum vitae and
    • Your academic academic transcript

To apply, Click here

For more information, visit TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship

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