Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists 2021-2022, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) , UK

Publish Date: Apr 04, 2021

Deadline: Apr 30, 2021

The ISEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists launched in 2005 and forms a key part of ISEG’s investment in capacity strengthening. 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 ISEG members.

The Scheme is highly competitive, receiving hundreds of applications every year. The majority of our fellows are now either working as medical statisticians at research institutions in Africa, or are engaged in PhD studies.

How to apply - ISEG PG Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics

New for 2021 - ISEG East and Southern African Consortium for Outbreak Epidemiology Training (ENTRANT) Fellowship

Our ENTRANT fellowship programme seeks to develop a critical mass of infectious disease epidemiologists to work with National Public Health Institutes and Ministries of Health and their academic and research partners, to prevent and respond to emerging outbreaks and public health emergencies. The programme, funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), will support 15 African scientists over two academic years (2021 – 2023) to complete a one year full-time MSc degree in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In addition to the MSc taught courses, fellows will also complete an LSHTM short-course on pandemic preparedness, response and research led by members of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) and a three-month MSc research project in their home country.

The ENTRANT fellowship is run in collaboration with our six African Institutional partners:

National Health Laboratory (NHL), Botswana

Haramaya University (HU), Ethiopia

University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya

Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU), Tanzania

MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit (MUL), Uganda

ZAMBART Project Limited, Zambia

How to apply - ISEG ENTRANT Fellowship

Eight places are available for 2021-22 and each fellowship includes:

  • 2021-22 tuition fees (at the overseas fee rate)
  • Stipend (living allowance) of £16,800
  • Return air travel to London
  • An allowance for MSc research project expenses
  • Support to attend conferences and networking events after completion of the MSc

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • (i) be a resident and national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa
  • (ii) hold a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent standard qualification at a non-UK university, or a registerable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
  • (iii) hold a current role as a public health practitioner at one of the African institutional partners (listed above) or an affiliate Institution. Their employer will need to provide a letter of support guaranteeing that the fellow will be released from work commitments for the full one-year period of the MSc, and that the fellow’s post or an equivalent role will be available for them to return to following completion of their studies. The letter should also express support for the Fellow to have protected time (recommended one day per week for a 10-week period) to undertake the pandemic short course following the MSc.
  • (iv) have at least 2 years and less than 15 years’ full time equivalent work experience since completion of their first degree.
  • (v) be able to meet the English language requirements for the LSHTM MSc Epidemiology as set out in the English language requirements policy
  • (vi) be committed to continue working as a public health practitioner in Africa for a minimum of two years after completing their studies.

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 their application through the online portal. A curriculum vitae, academic transcript and letter of support from current employer (including the information specified in point iii above) must be uploaded as part of the application.

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Health

Medicine

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Study Levels

Postgraduate

Opportunity Types

Fellowships

Eligible Countries

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Host Countries

United Kingdom