December 12, 2011

Vasilios Stavros Lagakos Fellowship

The Vasilios Stavros Lagakos Fellowship

Study Subject: Public health (biostatistics), Medicine
Scholarship Level: Postgraduate (PhD, research, fellowships)
Scholarship Provider: Department of Biostatistics at the HSPH
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Scholarship Description
We believe the extensive resources of our Department (i.e. Department of Biostatistics), the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and Harvard University create an ideal environment for the study of biostatistics and bioinformatics.

The Vasilios Stavros Lagakos Fellowship is a new fellowship program intended for international applicants to the Biostatistics Ph.D. Program who will return to their home country upon completion of their degree. The broad goals of the fellowship are to promote senior-level expertise in the field of Biostatistics in regions of the world where improvements in such expertise would meaningfully advance public health.

Applicants will be considered for this fellowship based on (i) commitment to return to her or his home country and to become engaged in public health research following completion of the Ph.D. Program, (ii) potential to enhance health research and promote the discipline of biostatistics after returning to her or his home country, and (iii) lack of comparable training options in home country.

Eligible groups
The Harvard School of Public Health and our Department are committed to diversity at all levels, and we welcome applications from underrepresented minority, women, disabled, and economically-disadvantaged students. Our Department draws students from all parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Eastern and Western Europe. We particularly encourage applications from international students in the developing world and invite them to apply for the Vasilios Stavros Lagakos Fellowship.

Participating Institution(s)
Department of Biostatistics; Harvard School of Public Health

Scholarship Benefits
The Fellowship provides tuition, health fees, and a full stipend for the first 1-2 years of graduate study. Other sources of Departmental funding, including Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships, will be used in subsequent years to fund the student’s Ph.D. program.

NOTE: We also encourage doctoral students to apply for external funding such as NSF and NDSEG fellowships, which often award stipends larger than those provided by the Department.

Method of Application
Interested individuals should apply for admission to the Ph.D. program using the standard application procedures at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, but should include information about their long-term plans and why they wish to be considered for this Fellowship in their personal statement.

NOTE: Applicants to the doctoral program should identify their specific field of interest, if any, in their personal essay. Visit the apply page.

For more information, please contact:

David Wypij, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
655 Huntington Avenue, II-4th Floor
Boston, MA 02115.
Phone: (617) 432-4906
Fax: (617) 432-5619

Scholarship Application deadline: December 15, 2011, 5 p.m. EST
Scholarship Open to International students: Yes

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