Deadline: January 22, 2021

Applications are invited for the RESPOND-AFRICA Fellowship 2021-2022 for Postgraduate Study in Medical Statistics/Epidemiology for African students. The NIHR Research Partnership for the Control of Chronic Diseases in Africa (RESPOND-AFRICA), is a partnership between researchers, health policy makers and other stakeholders from Tanzania, Uganda, and the UK, conducting clinical and public health studies on the control of chronic diseases in Africa.

They are pleased to offer a fellowship opportunity as part of their capacity development strategy. The scheme will provide funding for 2 years. The first year is to study for an MSc in Medical Statistics or Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The second year will be an attachment based at one of their partner institutions in Tanzania or Uganda working as a statistician or an epidemiologist to gain on-the-job training in clinical, public health or population based research in chronic diseases. Their focus at present is the control of hypertension, diabetes and HIV-infection. They are planning to expand to incorporate mental health in the near future.


The fellowship will provide:

  • Full tuition fees, stipend, and one return air fare to London;
  • A competitive salary during the 12-month attachment on a scientist scale at the MRC/UVI/LSHTM Uganda Research Unit or NIMR Tanzania.


  • Candidates must be resident in and be a national of an African country;
  • Have an excellent first degree in mathematics, medical statistics or very closely related subject;
  • Have at least one year experience of working in Africa as a statistician or epidemiologist;
  • Be able to meet English language requirements for study in the UK.
  • He/she should be interested in research on the control of chronic diseases.
  • Although preference is for applicants wishing to study the MSc full-time and face-to-face in London, they will consider applicants wishing to study an online MSc course provided they can complete their study and attachment within 3 years.
  • They would particularly welcome applications from women, and from Tanzanian and Ugandan nationals.


To apply for the fellowship, send your CV and a brief supporting statement of less than 300 words to [email protected]

For more information, visit RESPOND-AFRICA.

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