Deltas Africa Sub-Saharan African Consortium PhD Fellowship in Biostatistics 2024 | APPLY NOW

This informs the public about the Deltas Africa Sub-Saharan African Consortium PhD Fellowship in Biostatistics 2024. Details about the Program are given below.

Ph.D. Fellowship in Biostatistics

About Ph.D. Fellowship in Biostatistics 2023

The Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) is a consortium of six African and two northern partner institutions, and nine collaborating institutions with the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg as the Lead Institution.

SSACAB II has received funding through the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) program. DELTAS Africa is an initiative of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA) with funding support of Wellcome and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

Program Details

The funding aims to develop and improve biostatistical skills among researchers in order to create biostatistical research nodes of excellence and a network to nurture researchers with advanced skills and expertise.

The consortium is currently inviting applications for full-time and fully-funded PhD scholarships for PhD degrees in Biostatistics at SACCAB II participating training institutions. This PhD degree program focuses on quantitative research in health-related fields and concentrates on seven biostatistics thematic areas as outlined below.


The PhD scholarships are open to candidates with a strong background in Statistics, Mathematics, Demography, and other quantitative fields at Masters’ level. Former DELTAS Africa SSACAB I fellows who have recently been awarded or have completed an MSc in Biostatistics degree are also encouraged to apply.

The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle-income countries in the Sub-Saharan African Region who are resident in the region as per World Bank definition: 2

Applicants should normally be under 40 years of age and must meet the admission requirements for the Ph.D. degree at each respective university before applying for the fellowship.

PhD Fellowship in Biostatistics 2023 Application

Second step: the application for the DELTAS Africa SSACAB scholarship should be made
separately and in writing, as outlined in the PhD scholarship section above. Scholarship
applications should be sent to: Dr. Pascalia Munyewende: [email protected]
and copied to Prof. Eustasius Musenge: [email protected]

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 July 2023.

Open this link for more details about the Ph.D. Fellowship in Biostatistics 2023.

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