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Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists, UK

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 (beginning October 2010) the successful applicant will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Tropical Medicine and 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 (£12,500) and return air travel.
Eligibility: (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

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 May 2011

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School of Advanced Study Doctoral Studentships, University of London, UK: Medical Study

The School offers its own Studentships for research (doctoral) degree study (MPhil/PhD). In 2011-12 we expect to offer up to two research (doctoral) degree Studentships, for commencing October 2011. he School Studentships are funded at the full UK Research Council rate for London-based students. In addition to fees, the rates for maintenance in 2010-11 are given below as a guide: Research students: £15,590 full-time and £9,355 part-time. It is not at present clear whether this will increase or remain the same for 2011-12.  Students assessed for fees at the overseas rate will be required to pay the difference between the Overseas and Home/EU fee. Only if you have been offered a place by the Institute in which you wish to study, and you have accepted it, are you eligible to submit an application for funding. Eligible students can apply both for AHRC and School doctoral studentships using the combined application form. Students applying to all funding strands need only complete one form.
Eligibility: School Doctoral Studentships cover fees and maintenance allowance at the full UK Research Council rate for London-based students. Studentships can be awarded to Home/EU or Overseas students and can be for full-time or part-time study. Only those students beginning their first year of study in 2011/12 are eligible.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 27 May 2011

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2011 Postdoctoral Training Fellowships for MB/PhD Graduates, UK: Medical, veterinary or dental

This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising newly qualified MB/PhD graduates, or those who have achieved a high-quality PhD during or before starting their medical degree. It will enable successful candidates to make an early start in developing their independent research careers, by undertaking a period of postdoctoral training in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas, and can be tailored to allow them to continue their postgraduate clinical training.Fellowships are for up to four years (see ‘Eligibility’) and, depending on the duration of the fellowship, would not be expected to exceed £350 000. Fellowships provide:

a salary set by the host institution, according to age and experience
research expenses (e.g. materials and consumables, animals, small items of equipment)
travel and overseas subsistence
support to attend scientific meetings.
No funding is provided for course fees or examination fees.

Support funds for research staff or substantial equipment are not normally provided. It is expected that an appropriate laboratory(ies) will be selected and that the majority of the necessary equipment and facilities required for the proposed research be available to the candidate.Fellowships may be taken up on a part-time employment basis, where appropriate. Applicants are advised to consult their training authority when designing the clinical component of their application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
15 April 2011

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