Start main page content

Funding Opportunities

The Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced 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).

The PhD and 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.

MSc - Call for DELTAS Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) MSc fellowships in Biostatistics for 2019 Academic Year. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR MSc SCHOLARSHIPS - 31ST JULY 2018. More details here: SSACAB MSc Funding

PhD - Call for DELTAS Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) PhD fellowships in Biostatistics for 2019 Academic Year. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PhD SCHOLARSHIPS - 31ST MARCH 2018. More details here: SSACAB PhD Funding

 

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in 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 a PhD or MSc in Biostatistics Students in order to build capacity and to train the next generation of biostatisticians.

MSc - Call for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) MSc fellowships - 2019 Academic Year. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR MSc SCHOLARSHIPS - 31ST JULY 2018. More details here: GSK MSc Funding

PhD - Call for Call for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) PhD fellowships in Biostatistics for 2019 Academic Year. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PhD SCHOLARSHIPS - 31ST MARCH 2018. More details here: GSK PhD Funding

MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The MSc is a full time degree, taught over 18 months. The first 12 months comprise 12 one-week contact courses, with assignments, plus mid-year and year-end examinations. Students need to travel to Johannesburg to attend the courses and to write the examinations. In addition, research is conducted by the student with the output being a research report or research paper.

For more information visit the MSc website: http://www.wits.ac.za/publichealth/academic-programmes/postgraduate/master-of-science-in-epidemiology/

Who is eligible to apply for a bursary?

  • Applicants need to have an appropriate four-year tertiary qualification (or equivalent), as indicated on the websites above.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens or permanent South African residents. Applicants must be committed to conducting asbestos-related research.

How to apply

Interested applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can email Prof Gill Nelson at gill.nelson@wits.ac.za with a strong motivation as to why they require a bursary for their studies. In addition, please include:-

  • A comprehensive CV (please detail all qualifications and work experience)
  • A letter explaining why you want to do the MPH/ MSc
  • Why you require a bursary.

The closing date for bursary applications is October 2018. Eligible applicants will be interviewed by a committee set up by the trustees of the Trusts.

In addition to applying for the bursary, all candidates must apply online for the MPH or MSc by July 2018 (http://www.wits.ac.za/Prospective/Postgraduate/).

Scope of the bursary

The bursary covers all tuition fees but does not cover costs incurred in attending the MPH/MSc, e.g. books, transport, accommodation, meals, and incidental costs. Nor does it cover any research-related costs.

Share