GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships 2019 | How to Apply

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GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships 2019. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is now accepting applications from nationals outside South Africa for its 2019 MSc Fellowships. The deadline for submission of applications for the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) MSc Scholarships is July 31st, 2018.
GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships 2019 | How to Apply

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 MSc in Biostatistics
Students in order to build capacity and to train the next generation of
biostatisticians.
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 full list of participating
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.
The
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.
This MSc degree
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.

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GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships Eligibility.

  • The
    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.
  • Applicants
    should meet each of the separate University’s admission requirements
    for the MSc degree before applying for the fellowship.

GlaxoSmithKline MSc Fellowships Benefits.

The scheme will provide full scholarships for MSc Fellows in the 2019 academic year and covers the following:
  • 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.

Applications must provide the academic training institution with:
  • 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
MSc
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

The first step of the application process:
APPLICATIONS
FOR PLACES SHOULD BE MADE TO THE PREFERRED HOST TRAINING INSTITUTION.
INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR CONTACT PERSONS ARE LISTED BELOW.
1. UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG:
2. UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA:
3. UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI, MALAWI
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4. UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA
5. KILIMANJARO CHRISTIAN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, TANZANIA
6. STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, SOUTH AFRICA
Institutional lead: Prof Taryn Young: tyoung@sun.ac.za

APPLICATION FOR THE GSK/DELTAS AFRICA SSACAB SCHOLARSHIP

SECOND
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: pascalia.munvewende@wits.ac.za and copied to Dr. Eustasius Musenge: eustasius.musenge@wits.ac.za.

List of collaborating institutions in the GSK/SSACAB training programme

LEAD INSTITUTION

Name of Institution Country Institutional Lead
University of the Witwatersrand South Africa Tobias Chirwa

CO-APPLICANTS

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine United Kingdom Jim Todd
University of Northumbria United Kingdom Ngianga-Bakwin
Kandala
University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa Henry Mwambi
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme Kenya Sam Kinyanjui

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

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
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