the world with headquarters in London and in collaboration with the
DELTAS Africa Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics
(SSACAB) programme is offering funding to support MSc in Biostatistics
Students in order to build capacity and to train the next generation of
Biostatistics (SSACAB) training, a consortium of twenty African and
northern institutions with the University of the Witwatersrand as the
lead; and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programmes, Universities of
KwaZulu-Natal, Northumbria University and London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine as co-applicants, has secured funding from the
Wellcome Trust/AESA through the Developing Excellence in Leadership,
Training and Science (DELTAS Africa).
institutions is listed below. The funding will cover fellows undertaking
a MSc programme in Biostatistics in participating training institutions
to develop and improve biostatistical skills among researchers, with an
ultimate goal of creating research nodes of excellence to grow the
discipline and a biostatistical network to nurture researchers with
advanced skills and expertise. The GSK and the consortium is therefore
calling for full time scholarship applications for MSc degrees.
GSK MSc scholarships are open to candidates with strong background in
Statistics, Mathematics, Demography and any other quantitative fields,
including competent candidates from the lab/health fields such as
biomedical sciences, pharmacy, medicine who may benefit from a
postgraduate course in biostatistics. The potential fellows should have
applied for a place at one of the postgraduate biostatistics degree
programmes being offered by partner institutions.
programme focuses on quantitative research in health-related fields with
the aim of developing a career in Biostatistics, which is a growing
field in low and middle-income countries due to increased biomedical
research. Therefore, the goal of this financial support is to enhance
Biostatistical graduate training capacity and boost the number of
researchers and practitioners in low and middle-income countries.
- 1 GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships Eligibility.
- 2 GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships Benefits.
- 3 How to Apply for GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships.
- 4 HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION INTO PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
- 5 APPLICATION FOR THE GSK/DELTAS AFRICA SSACAB SCHOLARSHIP
- 6 List of collaborating institutions in the GSK/SSACAB training programme
GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships Eligibility.
GSK scholarship is open to nationals outside South Africa and in
particular targeted towards individuals in Francophone countries
interested in getting trained at partner institutions in the consortium.
Individuals from participating SSACAB countries i.e. (Tanzania, Malawi,
Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia and Ghana), need not apply.
- Applicants should normally be under 35 years for the MSc Programme.
should meet each of the separate University’s admission requirements
for the MSc degree before applying for the fellowship.
GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships Benefits.
- Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance
- A monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses
- Reasonable support for the MSc research project and supervision
- Travel costs to and from academic training institution and the host research institution
How to Apply for GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships.
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae including relevant research and work experience
- Letter of motivation explaining why you want to pursue an MSc in biostatistics
- Certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates
- Evidence of acceptance or application to study Biostatistics at a partner institution in 2018 academic year
- Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly to the training institution
scholarships will be given to candidates who are likely to strengthen
the GSK/SSACAB collaboration. Awarded Fellows will be tracked with the
new SSACAB alumni to increase their visibility and to monitor the impact
of the programme.
HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION INTO PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
FOR PLACES SHOULD BE MADE TO THE PREFERRED HOST TRAINING INSTITUTION.
INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR CONTACT PERSONS ARE LISTED BELOW.
- Institutional lead: Prof. Tobias Chirwa:
- Contact for MSc enquiries:
- Mrs Busi Mamabolo: Busi.Mamabolo@wits.ac.za
- Please access the following website for more details:
- Institutional lead: Prof. Henry Mwambi: email@example.com Contact for MSc enquiries:
- Ms. Christel Barnard: bamardc@iikzn ac za or Mrs Shereen Marimuthu: Marimuthus@ukzn.ac.za
- Institutional lead: Jupiter Simbeye: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact for MSc enquiries:
- Dr. Jupiter Simbeye: isimbeve@,cc.ac.mw or Mr Tsirizani
- Kaombe: email@example.com Please access the following website for additional information: http://biostat.maths.cc.ac.mw/
- Institutional lead: Prof. Patrick Weke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for MSc enquiries:
Dr. Nelson Owuor Onyango: email@example.com
- Please access the following website for more details: http://www.mathematics.uonbi.ac.ke
- Institutional lead: Michael Johnson Mahande: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for MSc enquires:
- Mr. Victor Selengia: vselengia email@example.com
- Please access the following website for more details: www.kcmuco.ac.tz/index.php/admission
APPLICATION FOR THE GSK/DELTAS AFRICA SSACAB SCHOLARSHIP
STEP:- The application for the GSK/DELTAS Africa SSACAB scholarship
should be made separately and in writing, as outlined in the MSc
scholarship section above. Scholarship applications should be sent to:
Dr. Pascalia Munyewende: firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to Dr. Eustasius Musenge: email@example.com.
List of collaborating institutions in the GSK/SSACAB training programme
|Name of Institution||Country||Institutional Lead|
|University of the Witwatersrand||South Africa||Tobias Chirwa|
|London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine||United Kingdom||Jim Todd|
|University of Northumbria||United Kingdom||Ngianga-Bakwin
|University of KwaZulu Natal||South Africa||Henry Mwambi|
|KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme||Kenya||Sam Kinyanjui|
|University Medical Center Utrecht||The Netherlands||Rene Eijkemans|
|Stellenbosch University||South Africa||Taryn Young|
|Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College||Tanzania||Michael Mahande|
|University of Malawi||Malawi||Jupiter Simbeye|
|Makerere University||Uganda||Nazarius Tumwesigye|
|Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research||Ghana||Kwadwo Koram|
|University of Nairobi||Kenya||Patrick Weke|
|University of Zambia||Zambia||Patrick Musonda|
|University of Kinshasa||Democratic Republic of Congo||Kalambayi Kayembe|
|University of Namibia||Namibia||Lawrence Kazembe|
|Medical Research Council||South Africa||Samuel Manda|
|INDEPTH Network||Ghana||Osman Sankoh|
|Human Sciences Research Council||South Africa||Khangelani Zuma|
|Centre for AIDS Programme of Research||South Africa||Nonhlanhla Yende Zuma|