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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Science - Postgraduate Fellowship For African Scientists Movemeback African initiative cover image


The International Statistics and Epidemiology Group (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  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (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 the 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.


To be eligible, candidates must:

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


  • The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend and return air travel
  • One-year professional attachment at one of the African centres associated with the research programme of the MRC International Statistics and Epidemiology Group (ISEG) at LSHTM

About London School of Hygiene and Tropical Science

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. The School has an international presence and collaborative ethos, and is uniquely placed to help shape health policy and translate research findings into tangible impact. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.